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Species Retinia houseri - Minute Pitch-blister Moth - Hodges#2902

Retinia houseri  - Retinia houseri Olethreutinae  - Retinia houseri
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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 houseri (Minute Pitch-blister Moth - Hodges#2902)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Retinia houseri (Miller, 1959)
Petrova houseri Miller, 1959 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of Professor John Samuel Houser (1881-1947), late chief of the Entomology Department at the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station. (1)
There are 14 named species of Retinia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Wingspan 14.5 mm. (1)
The dark gray bar across the front of the head and the dark scales around the bases are absent in some specimens. The dark gray abdomen has dirty white scales along the sides. (1)
The holotype was collected in Washington County, in southeastern Ohio. (1), (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from May to July. (MPG)
See Also
The closely related western species Retinia metallica.
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 89.103. (4)
Miller, W.E., 1959. Petrova houseri, a new pitch-nodule moth from eastern north America. The Ohio Journal of Science 59(4): 230-232, figs. 1-5. (1)
Works Cited
1.Petrova houseri, a new pitch-nodule moth from eastern north America
William E. Miller. 1959. The Ohio Journal of Science 59 (4): 230-232.
2.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.
3.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
4.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.