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Species Pseudexentera faracana - Hodges#3253

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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 Pseudexentera
Species faracana (Pseudexentera faracana - Hodges#3253)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudexentera faracana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Proteopteryx faracana Kearfott, 1907 (2), (3)
Proteopteryx ultrix Meyrick, 1912 (4)
Phylogenetic sequence #621151
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. (5), (4)
The genus Pseudexentera has more than 17 species in America north of Mexico. (6)
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 7.5-9 mm.
♀ 7-8.5 mm.
The original description as Proteopteryx faracana Kearfott, is available online in Print References. (2)
A revised description by Miller (1986), is available online in PDF. (1)
Determined by Jim Vargo.
Connecticut to Wisconsin, Mississippi, and Virginia. (7), (6), (1)
Types: Scranton, PA (A.E. Lister).
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most common from from February to May. (6)
Larval host is Castanea dentata (Marshall) Borkh (American chestnut). (1)
Life Cycle
The Pseudexentera faracana larva are leaf rollers and endure the winter on the ground as a pupa. (Busck 1914, MacKay 1959). More details in the PDF. (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 142.223. (8)
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 33(1): 47. (2)
Miller, W.E. 1986. The species of Pseudexentera (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society. 40(3): 221. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Species of Pseudexentera (Tortricidae)
William E. Miller. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(3), 218-237.
2.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
3.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
4.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
5.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.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.Kentucky Butterfly Net Database (moths also)
8.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.
9.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems