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Species Eucosma canusana - Hodges#3004.2

Phaneta canusana - Eucosma canusana Eucosma canusana Eucosma canusana Eucosma canusana
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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 canusana (Eucosma canusana - Hodges#3004.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma canusana (Wright, 1997) (1)
Phaneta canusana Wright, 1997 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin canus meaning "gray, ash-colored."
FWL ≈ 7-10mm (males); 7-7.6mm (females) (2)
Adult: FW is a mixture of gray to brownish gray scales, mostly tipped with white, producing a unicolorous ashy gray appearance. Some individuals have darker scales between veins and lighter scales on veins, producing weakly highlighted veins and striated appearance. Outer margin of wing has a thin, distinct, dark gray terminal line at edge of wing membrane. HW fringe scales uniformly light brownish gray, with darker scales usually accenting the veins and wing margins
Records from Mississippi, South Carolina, Kentucky, Ohio and Missouri. (3), (2)
Holotype Male: Lynx Prairie Preserve, Adams County, Ohio (D.J. Wright).
Prairies. (2)
Eastern species with early spring flight periods (2)
Larval hosts have not been recorded, but they probably are Asteraceae, as is the case, with other species in the genus. (2)
Print References
Wright, D.J., R.L. Brown and L.D. Gibson, 1997. A new species of Phaneta, with taxonomic diagnoses and seasonal and geographical data on four related species (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 51: 122. (2)
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.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.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group