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Species Platynota larreana - Hodges#3735

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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 Platynota
Species larreana (Platynota larreana - Hodges#3735)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platynota larreana (Comstock, 1939)
Sparagnothis larreana Comstock, 1939
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus.
Wingspan 18-18.5 mm (Comstock, 1939).
Forewing length 7-9.5 mm. (1)
Pupa 9 mm (Comstock, 1939).
Adult - rust brown.
Larva - bright green.
Mojave Desert, from Owens Valley California to western Arizona. (1)
Adults fly February to May. (1)
The larva is a leaf tier on creosote bush (Larrea tridentata) (Comstock,1939). Dammers reared it on evening primrose (Oenothera) and butterflybush (Buddleja).
Print References
Comstock, J.A., 1939. A new Sparganothis with notes on early stages (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae). Southern California Academy of Sciences 38(2): 120-121, pl.27.
Powell, J.A. & J.W. Brown, 2012. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 8.1: p.133, pl.F.3-8.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.