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Species Eucosma litorea - Hodges#2920.2

3007.96 - Eucosma litorea
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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 Eucosmini
Genus Eucosma
Species litorea (Eucosma litorea - Hodges#2920.2)
Hodges Number
2920.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma litorea Wright & Brown, 2014
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "beach, shore" for the habitat in which it's found.
Size
Wingspan about 13 mm.
Identification
Range
Known from along the Gulf Coast: from Baldwin County, Alabama to Gulf County, Florida; and from the Ohoopee dunes in Emanuel County, Georgia (1).
Habitat
Dune habitat (1).
Season
Adults have been collected from mid-April to June and again in August and October (1).
Print References
Wright D.J. & R.L. Brown, 2014. Review of the Eucosma refusana (Walker) species group (Tortricidae), with descriptions of two new species and discussion of biogeographic influences on species distribution. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society. 68(2): 85-100
Internet References
Works Cited
1.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.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group