Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chimoptesis gerulae (Heinrich, 1923)
Heinrich, 1923 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #621180
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin gerula
meaning "she that bears or carries." Heinrich described the species from two specimens "taken in coitu" by Frank Merrick's son, Harry D. Merrick. (1)
There are four named species of Chimoptesis
in America north of Mexico. (2)
Original description online: (1)
[Adapted from original description]: White patch along the middle of inner margin. Beginning near the middle of the costa is a band of black scales curving into the wing and ending at the apex. There is a small white patch at this intersection on the apex. The lighter costal area enclosed by the band has three dark streaks angling away from the costa. There are numerous short dark streaks along the costa. Hindwing is brownish gray.
Eastern United States.
Type locality: USA: Pennsylvania, New Brighton (H.D. Merrick
, 3-26-02). (1)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Most records are from December to January through March. (2)
, Bug Guide
Brown, J.W. & J. Baixeras. 2005. World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
. p. 171. (3)
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States:
. Ohio Biological Survey, p. 149.239.(4)
Heinrich, C. 1923. Revision of the North American Moths of the Subfamilies Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin
123. p. 187