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Species Argyrotaenia niscana - Hodges#3610

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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 niscana (Argyrotaenia niscana - Hodges#3610)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyrotaenia niscana (Kearfott, 1907)
Eulia niscana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Eulia camerata Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #620273
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbarous" practice. (3), (2)
Wingspan 15-17 mm. (1)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
California. (5), (1)
Type location: Carmel, California.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 94. (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
3.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.North American Moth Photographers Group