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Species Cydia garacana - Hodges#3457

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Classification
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 Grapholitini
Genus Cydia
Species garacana (Cydia garacana - Hodges#3457)
Hodges Number
3457
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cydia garacana (Kearfott, 1907)
Enarmonia garacana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Enarmonia septicola Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #621345
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)
Size
Wingspan 14-16 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
Records from Illinois to southern Quebec, south to Massachusetts, west to northern Kentucky. (4)
Types: Chicago, IL (J.H. Reading, July); Trenton, Ontario (J.D. Evans).
Food
Larval host is cottonwood (Populus). (5)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 66 (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.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database