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Species Tinacrucis noroesta - Hodges#3564.1

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 Atteriini
Genus Tinacrucis
Species noroesta (Tinacrucis noroesta - Hodges#3564.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tinacrucis noroesta Powell, 2009
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Spanish noroeste meaning "northwest." Powell & Opler (2009) describes this species as the most northwesterly species of Tinacrucis, a Mexican and Central American genus. (1)
Forewing length: males 14.5-16.5 mm, females 17-20 mm. (1)
Adult - the largest tortricid in North America north of Mexico. Males with sinuate costa, rust, tan and yellow forewings with a pattern resembling a skeletonized dead leaf. Females less sinuate costa, nearly uniform milk chocolate brown, fresh specimens showing faint transverse, dark and pale bands and white clouding on the costal area. (1)
Known from the mountains of southern Arizona and Durango, Mexico. (1)
From 7800-9300' elevation. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.