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Species Eucosma stramineana - Hodges#3003

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 Eucosma
No Taxon (stramineana group)
Species stramineana (Eucosma stramineana - Hodges#3003)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma stramineana (Walsingham, 1879)
Sesamia stramineana Walsingham, 1879
Thiodia stramineana Fernald [1903]:462; Heinrich 1923:69(1); McDunnough 1939:45.
Eucosma stramineana Barnes and McDunnough 1917:172.
Phaneta stramineana Powell 1983 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #620826
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet means "straw-colored" for the "pale straw-colour" of the forewings. (3), (4)
Forewing length 5.6–6.6 mm. (2)
Wright, 2010 (2)
OR, WY, northern NV and northern CO. (2)
Capture dates range from 16 June to 22 July. (2)
This species has been confused with the Eucosma grindeliana complex in collections and references such as Heinrich (1923)(1), Powell & Opler (2009)(5). The confusion was sorted out in Wright (2010)(2).
It appears that stramineana from southern California illustrated in Powell & Opler (2009)(5), fig.15.6, Specimen No. EMEC71297 at Calphotos, may actually be Eucosma clementeana.
See Also
Eucosma clementeana is found in southwest CA. (figs. 45-46). (2)
Eucosma grindeliana complex should be be considered outside the known range of stramineana (see range above). (2)
Print References
Walsingham, L. 1879. Illustrations of the typical specimens of Lepidoptera: Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4: 60; Pl.74, f.2. (3)
Wright & Gilligan, 2015:78. (6)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.Nine new species of Phaneta (Stephens) Tortricidae from western North America, with review of ten related species
Donald J. Wright. 2010. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 64 (3): 117-138.
3.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
4.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.Eucosma Hübner of the contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini)
Donald J. Wright & Todd M. Gilligan. 2015. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Fascicle 9.4.
7.North American Moth Photographers Group
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems