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Species Eucosma ambodaidaleia - Hodges#3004.1

Moth - Eucosma ambodaidaleia Donacausta sp. - Eucosma ambodaidaleia Phaneta ? - Eucosma ambodaidaleia Phaneta ambodaidaleia ? - Eucosma ambodaidaleia unknown moth - Eucosma ambodaidaleia small tan moth - Eucosma ambodaidaleia Eucosma ambodaidaleia - Hodges#3004.1 - Eucosma ambodaidaleia Eucosma ambodaidaleia
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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Eucosma
No Taxon (lapidana group)
Species ambodaidaleia (Eucosma ambodaidaleia - Hodges#3004.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma ambodaidaleia (Miller, 1983) (1)
Phaneta ambodaidaleia Miller, 1983 (2)
FWL ≈ 9 -10.5mm (males); 7.0-8.3mm (females) (3)
Adult: FW ground color is creamy white, most evident between the costa and radial vein. Between the radial and cubital veins, it has brownish ochreous longitudinal streaks extending from the base outward through the cell. From the distal edge of the cell to the terrnen the brownish ochreous streaks are between the veins, accenting the creamy white on the veins. In most specimens, the area between the cubitus and inner margin is suffused with brownish gray. The forewing is overlaid with a sprinkling of dark brown dots, accentuated on the apical half of costa and the outer margin. The dots on the outer margin occur between veins, creating the impression of an intermittent terminal line. (3)
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
Flies in early spring (3)
Larval hosts have not been recorded, but they probably are Asteraceae, as is the case, with other species in the genus. (3)
Print References
Miller, W.E., 1983. Genus Phaneta: New Synonymies and a New Species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), Ann. ent. Soc. Am. 76: 101. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live & pinned adults
BOLD Systems - pinned images of DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.Revised world catalogue of Eucopina, Eucosma, Pelochrista, and Phaneta (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Todd M. Gilligan, Donald J. Wright. 2013. Zootaxa 3746(2): 301–337.
2.Genus Phaneta: New synonymies and a new species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
William E Miller. 1983. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 76(1): 98-103 .
3.A New Species of Phaneta, with Taxonomic Diagnoses and Seasonal and Geographical Data on Four Related Species (Tortricidae)
Donald J. Wright, Richard L. Brown and Loran D. Gibson. 1997. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 51(2), 119-127.