Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
McDunnough, 1959 (1)
Explanation of Names
The specific name kalmiana is for the larval host Kalmia.
There are 17 named species of Pseudexentera
in America north of Mexico. (2)
Possibly several new species to be described.
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)
Ontario to Nova Scotia, south to Oklahoma and North Carolina. (3)
Moth Photographers Group
- large range map with some collection locations and dates.
Adults are most often reported from April to June. (2)
Larval host is sheep laurel, (Kalmia angustifolia
) L. (Ferguson, 1975, U.S. Dep. of Agriculture Tech. Bull. no. 1521), (2)
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
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)