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Species Aethes ringsi - Rings' Aethes Moth - Hodges#3780

Tortricid Moth - Aethes ringsi genitalia - Aethes ringsi - female Rings' Cochylid - Aethes ringsi - female
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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Aethes
Species ringsi (Rings' Aethes Moth - Hodges#3780)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aethes ringsi (Metzler, 1999) (1)
Cochylis ringsi Metzler, 2000 (2), (3)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Roy W. Rings, a "very close friend, mentor and colleague." (2)
Forewing length: (2)
♂ 4.5 - 7.3 mm.
♀ 5 - 5.7 mm.
Original description is online in PDF. (2)
Iowa and Texas to Maryland and Florida(4). (5), (6)
Peterson Field Guide lists the range as southeastern Canada and northeastern United States. (7)
Type locality: USA: Indiana, Newton Co., 41°6.42'N, 87 °26.25'W, Conrad Savanna (Eric H. Metzler). (8)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Most records are from April to September. (5)
Larval host is unknown. (6), (7)
See Also
Most often confused with the two species below. (2)

Print References
Metzler, E.H. 2000. Two new species of Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) from the eastern United States. Great Lakes Entomologist. 32(3): 191. (2)