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Species Sparganothis lycopodiana - Hodges#3697

Sparganothis lycopodiana -- #3697? - Sparganothis lycopodiana Sparganothis lycopodiana Sparganothis lycopodiana ? - Sparganothis lycopodiana
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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 Sparganothini
Genus Sparganothis
Species lycopodiana (Sparganothis lycopodiana - Hodges#3697)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sparganothis lycopodiana (Kearfott, 1907)
Epagoge lycopodiana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #620391
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from host plant genus (Lycopodium). (1)
Wingspan 12-16 mm. (2), (1)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Records from northeast United States and southeast Canada. (2)
Larvae reared from club moss (Lycopodium). (3), (1)
It would appear that dissection is needed to separate this species from similar species. S. lycopodiana, tristriata, sulfureana, bistriata and robinsonana are all in the same BIN, BOLD:AAB7787, and the phenotypes do not consistently fall neatly into their own branches so it does not appear to that DNA barcode is useful. The lycopodiana phenotype clumps into two separate branches in the tree which are separated by branches containing tristriata and sulfureana. - Steve Nanz (2/3/2019).
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New micro-leidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1): 2 (1)
Works Cited
1.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems