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Species Zeiraphera claypoleana - Buckeye Petiole Borer - Hodges#3238

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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 Zeiraphera
Species claypoleana (Buckeye Petiole Borer - Hodges#3238)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zeiraphera claypoleana (Riley, 1882)
Proteotera claypoleana Riley, 1882
Sericoris instrutana Claypole, 1881
Steganoptycha claypoleana
Epinotia claypoleana
Enarmonia claypoleana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of British American geologist and paleobotanist Edward Waller Claypole (1835-1901) for his work on buckeye-feeding lepidoptera that ultimately lead to the discovery of this species.
Wingspan 14-16 mm. (1)
Ohio, Missouri, Texas. (1) MPG records show a wider range south into Florida. (2)
Larval hosts are Ohio buckeye (Aesculus glabra) and clover (Trifolium). (3), (4)
Print References
Riley, C.V., 1882. General notes. Entomology. The American Naturalist 16: 913.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1. The North American species of the genus Zeiraphera (Treitschke) Olethreutidae
A. Mutuura; T. N. Freeman. 1966. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 5(3): 153-176.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
4.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.