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Species Retinia metallica - Hodges#2894

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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 Retinia
Species metallica (Retinia metallica - Hodges#2894)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Retinia metallica (Busck, 1914)
Evetria metallica Busck, 1914 (1)
Petrova metallica
Phylogenetic sequence #620724
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet metallica from the author's original description of "metallic scales" on the forewings. (1)
There are 14 named species of Retinia in America north of Mexico.
Forewing length 6.5-9 mm. (2), (3)
Wingspan about 20 mm. (4)
The original description as Evetria metallica Busck, 1914 is available online in the print references below.
California, Arizona, and Colorado to Yukon Territory. (5), (2), (3)
Holotype was collected in Missoula, Montana (Josef Brunner).
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults have been recorded from February to July, but are most common from late May to early June. (6), (2)
The larvae feed on the terminal growth of pine species including: (2)
Pinus contorta Douglas ex Loudon (lodgepole pine).
Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson (ponderosa pine).
See Also
Many similar Retinia species.
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Busck, A. 1914. Descriptions of new Microlepidoptera of forest trees. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 16(4): 146. (1)
Gilligan, Wright, & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 88.101. (3)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 14.37-38, p. 132. (2)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new Microlepidoptera of forest trees
August Busck. 1914. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 16: 143-150.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.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.
4.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
5.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
6.Trap preferences of Retinia metallica and seasonal flight behavior of Retina spp., Rhyacionia spp. (Tortricidae), and ...
Mary Ellen Dix, Martin Jacobson. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 40(4): 298-303 .
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems