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Species Pseudexentera haracana - Hodges#3252

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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 Pseudexentera
Species haracana (Pseudexentera haracana - Hodges#3252)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudexentera haracana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Proteopteryx haracana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Proteopteryx resoluta Meyrick, 1912 (replacement name) (3)
Exentera haracana
Phylogenetic sequence #621155
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbarous" practice. (4), (3)
Miller (1986) listed the forewing length. (1)
♂ 6-8.5 mm.
♀ 6-8 mm.
Kearfott (1907) original description as Proteopteryx haracana is available online in the print references below. (2)
Miller (1986) revised description is online in PDF. (1)
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Minnesota and Texas. (5), (6), (1), (7)
Type locality: Hunter's Range, Pike Co., PA (A.E. Lister, 1 May).
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The main flight period appears to be February to June. (1), (8)
Miller (1986) reported the larval host as unknown. (1)
See Also
Often confused in collections with Gretchena delicatana. (1)
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States. Ohio Biological Survey, p. 142.222. (9)
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): p. 46. (2)
Miller, W.E., 1986. The species of Pseudexentera (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 40(3): 225. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Species of Pseudexentera (Tortricidae)
William E. Miller. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(3), 218-237.
2.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
4.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
5.South Carolina Moth Species
6.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
7.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
8.North American Moth Photographers Group
9.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.
10.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems