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Species Epinotia nigralbana - Hodges#3319

Unknown moth - Epinotia nigralbana Epinotia nigralbana  - Epinotia nigralbana Epinotia nigralbana  - Epinotia nigralbana
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Epinotia
Species nigralbana (Epinotia nigralbana - Hodges#3319)
Hodges Number
3319
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epinotia nigralbana (Walsingham, 1879) (1)
Paedisca nigralbana Walsingham, 1879 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet meaning is black and white. (3)
Numbers
Epinotia includes more than 80 species in America north of Mexico. (4)
Size
Wingspan 14mm .(2)
Identification
Adult - Head grayish fuscous, face and palps white ● Antennae greyish fuscous ● Forewings more than twice as long as wide, with the costa slightly arched ● Apical half of the wing is divided into three areas: 1st an oblique ferruginous-brown fascia, widest towards inner margin ● 2nd bluish grey, externally margined with fuscous ● 3rd bright ferruginous, extending to the apex, interrupted by some white geminated streaks from the costa, each pair divided by a slender black line ● Black line at the base of the cilia ● Cilia are touched with brown and fuscous. (2)
DNA specimen (5)        Original Illustration (2)
Range
California to British Columbia. (6)
Season
Adults fly June through August in northern areas and begin in February in southern California.
Food
Larval host plants include Arctostaphylos hooveri P.V. Wells (Hoover's manzanita).(7)
Other host plants from the Tortricidae Foodplant Database (http://www.tortricidae.com/foodplants_by_species.pdf) include other Ericaceae:
Madrone (Arbutus menziesii), Common manzanita (Arctostaphylos manzanita), Mount Tamalpais Manzanita (A. montana), Greenleaf Manzanita (A. patula), and Marin Manzanita (A. virgata).
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl.16.38f; p.140. (4)
Walsingham, Lord. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the British Museum, 4: 41. (2)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
3.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
7.Tortricidae foodplant database