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Species Pseudexentera kalmiana - Hodges#3255

Pseudexentera kalmiana Eucosma sp - Pseudexentera kalmiana Pseudexentera kalmiana Pseudexentera kalmiana - female Pseudexentera kalmiana Pseudexentera kalmiana Pseudexentera kalmiana Pseudexentera kalmiana
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Classification
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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Pseudexentera
Species kalmiana (Pseudexentera kalmiana - Hodges#3255)
Hodges Number
3255
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudexentera kalmiana McDunnough, 1959 (1), (2)
Explanation of Names
The specific name kalmiana is for the larval host Kalmia.
Numbers
There are 17 named species of Pseudexentera in America north of Mexico. (2)
Possibly several new species to be described.
Size
Forewing length:(2)
♂ 5-6.5 mm.
♀ 5.5-6.5 mm.
Identification
The original description of Pseudexentera kalmiana McDunnough, is available online in PDF. (1)
A revised description by Miller (1986), is available online in PDF. (2)
Range
Ontario to Nova Scotia, south to Oklahoma and North Carolina. (3), (4), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection locations and dates.
Season
Adults are most often reported from April to June. (2)
Food
Larval host is sheep laurel, (Kalmia angustifolia) L. (Ferguson, 1975, U.S. Dep. of Agriculture Tech. Bull. no. 1521), (2)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 144.227.(5)
McDunnough, 1959. On some changes in nomenclature of Microlepidoptera, with description of a new species. American. Museum Novitates., no. 1954. p. 4, figs. 1, 2. (1)
Miller, W. E. 1986. The species of Pseudexentera (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopteists' Society. 40(3): p. 217. (2)
Works Cited
1.On some changes in nomenclature of Microlepidoptera, with description of a new species
James H. McDunnough. 1959. American. Museum Novitates 154: 1-9.
2.The Species of Pseudexentera (Tortricidae)
William E. Miller. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(3), 218-237.
3.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.