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Species Epinotia xandana - Hodges#3295

Eucosma xandana - Epinotia xandana - male Epinotia xandana Epinotia xandana Unknown Olethreutine  - Epinotia xandana Unknown Olethreutine  - Epinotia xandana
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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 Epinotia
Species xandana (Epinotia xandana - Hodges#3295)
Hodges Number
3295
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epinotia xandana (Kearfott, 1907)
Eucosma xandana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Eucosma atacta Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #621207
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. (3), (2)
Size
Wingspan 12-17.5 mm. (1)
Range
Records from Maine to South Carolina, west to Illinois. (4)
Type locality: Cincinnati, Ohio (Miss Annette Braun, March 6th to 26th). (1)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 24. (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
3.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.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group