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Species Argyrotaenia montezumae - Hodges#3598

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Argyrotaenia
Species montezumae (Argyrotaenia montezumae - Hodges#3598)
Hodges Number
3598
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyrotaenia montezumae (Walsingham, 1914)
Tortrix montezumae Walsingham, 1914 (280)
Tortrix impositana Walsingham, 1914 (279) (1) (female of montezumae)
Argyrotaenia montezumae huachucensis Obraztsov, 1961 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #620256
Explanation of Names
Uncertain. Possibly originating from a place name (not noted in description), a host plant association (not noted) or for the Aztec leader, himself. Walsingham did not note a host plant association but Pinus montezumae is listed at HOSTS. (2)
Range
Records from Arizona and New Mexico. (3) South into Mexico and Central America.
Types and other material: Mexico, Vera Cruz, Las Vigas, 8000 ft., 1887 (W. Schaus); Orizaba (W. Schaus); Mexico, Popocatepetl, 8000 ft., VI. 1906 (W. Schaus); Guerrero, Amula, 6000 ft., VIII. (H.H. Smith).
Type locality Tortrix impositana Walsingham: Guatemala. Senahu, Vera Paz.
Type locality Argyrotaenia montezumae huachucensis Obraztsov: Arizona, Huachuca Mountains.
Food
Have been recorded on Pinus montezumae and Pinus rudis (Mexico), as well as Gossypium herbaceum and Parthenium hysterophorus (Brazil). (2)
See Also
Argyrotaenia velutinana (Walker, 1863)
Print References
Walsingham, Lord. 1914. Tineina, Pterophorina, Orniodina, Pyralidina and Hepialina. Biologia Centrali-Americana: Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera 4: 280