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Species Sparganothis tunicana - Hodges#3713

Sparganothis tunicana
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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 tunicana (Sparganothis tunicana - Hodges#3713)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sparganothis tunicana (Walsingham, 1879)
Dichelia tunicana Walsingham, 1879 (1)
Dichelia californiana Walsingham, 1879 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #620407
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the entomological term "tunicate" (each successive joint buried in the preceding funnel-shaped one) describing the palpi "projecting beyond the head scarcely more than its length; the apical joint depressed." (2), (1)
Forewing length 5.5-9.5 mm. (3)
Wingspan 16 mm. (1)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Powell & Opler lists British Columbia to Idaho, Nevada and central California. (3) MPG records include Montana. (4)
Syntypes (3 ♂ , 2 ♀): Lake County, California, May 10th, 1871. (5), (1)
Larval hosts are composites (Compositae). (6)
Print References
Walsingham, Lord. 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 4: 20; Pl.65, f.1. (1)
Works Cited
1.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
2.Explanation of terms used in entomology
John Bernardh Smith. 1906. Brooklyn Entomological Society.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2014. T@RTS: Online, World Catalogue of the Tortricidae.
6.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database