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Species Epiblema boxcana - Hodges#3171

Tortricidae: Phaneta parmatana? - Epiblema boxcana Epiblema boxcana Epiblema boxcana Epiblema boxcana Olethreutinae, dorsal - Epiblema boxcana Small moth - Epiblema boxcana Rhopobota? - Epiblema boxcana Epiblema boxcana
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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 Epiblema
Species boxcana (Epiblema boxcana - Hodges#3171)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epiblema boxcana (Kearfott, 1907)
Eucosma boxcana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Eucosma aspista Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #621064
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)
Epiblema has more than 40 species in America north of Mexico. (4)
Wingspan average 12-18 mm. (1)
The Kearfott (1907) original description as Eucosma boxcana is available online in the Print References. (1)
Southeastern Canada to Texas and Georgia. (5), (6), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Types/material examined:(1) Caldwell, NJ (Kearfott, May 17th); Plummer's Island, MD (Busck, May 11th); Philadelphia, PA (F. Haimbach, June 4th); Cincinnati, OH (Miss Braun, May 18-21); Kerrville, TX (Dr. Barnes); Iowa (C.P. Gillette).
Adults are most often reported from April to September. (4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 120.177. (7)
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 87. (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
5.South Carolina Moth Species
6.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
7.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.
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems