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Species Episimus tyrius - Maple Leaftier Moth - Hodges#2703

Maple Leaftier Moth - Hodges #2703 - Episimus tyrius Another wee moth most perplexing.  ID, please. - Episimus tyrius Episimus tyrius Unknown Micromoth - Episimus tyrius Unknown Micromoth - Episimus tyrius Maple Tip Borer Moth - Episimus tyrius Episimus tyrius Episimus tyrius
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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 Olethreutini
Genus Episimus
Species tyrius (Maple Leaftier Moth - Hodges#2703)
Hodges Number
2703
Other Common Names
Maple Tip Borer Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Episimus tyrius Heinrich, 1923 (1)
Explanation of Names
Tyrius (i.e. the Tyrian) is an epithet of Hercules in Greek mythology.
Size
Wingspan 15-15.5 mm. (1)
Range
Eastern United States from New York to Florida west to Texas.
Type locality: Westbury, Queens County, NY (M.V. Slingerland).
Season
Moth flies year round in Florida, but flies from June - August in other parts of its range.
Food
Larvae feed on mainly on maples, but may also use Redbay and Carolina Laurel Cherry.
Print References
Heinrich, C., New Olethreutidae from eastern United States (Lepidoptera). Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 25(5-6): 107. (1)
Works Cited
1.New Olethreutidae from eastern United States (Lepidoptera)
Carl Heinrich. 1923. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 25(5-6): 105-122 .