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Species Paralobesia vernoniana - Hodges#2723

Texas SE Gulf Coast - Paralobesia vernoniana - male Texas SE Gulf Coast - Paralobesia vernoniana - male
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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 Olethreutini
Genus Paralobesia
Species vernoniana (Paralobesia vernoniana - Hodges#2723)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paralobesia vernoniana (Kearfott, 1926)
Polychrosis vernoniana Kearfott, 1926 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus (Vernonia).
Kearfott (1907) reported a wingspan average of 9-11 mm.
Heppner (2003) listed the range as New Hampshire to Florida, Illinois to Texas. (2) , (3)
Lectotype ♂ Caldwell, New Jersey. (4)
The adults are most common from May to September. (5)
Heppner (2003) reported March for Florida. (3)
Heppner (2003) listed two host plants. (3)
Ambrosia trifida L. (great ragweed).
Vernonia noveboracensis (L.) Michx. (New York ironweed).
See Also
Paralobesia aemulana (Heinrich, 1926) (6)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33: 7. (1)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems