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Species Eucosma bipunctella - Hodges#3099

3099  - Eucosma bipunctella
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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 bipunctella (Eucosma bipunctella - Hodges#3099)
Hodges Number
3099
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma bipunctella (Walker, 1863)
Affa bipunctella Walker, 1863 (1)
Paidisca bipunctella
Synonym Paedisca worthingtoniana Fernald, 1878
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "two-spotted."
Numbers
The genus Eucosma includes more than 168 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Walker (1863) reported the wingspan as "18 lines" which equals 11.43 mm.
Identification
Range
Heppner (2003) included Michigan to Florida, Minnesota to Texas. (3)
Type locality: northern Illinois. (4)
Season
The adults are most common from May to September. (2)
Heppner (2003) reported June and September for Florida. (3)
Food
Larval host is compassplant (Silphium laciniata). (4), (3),
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1878. Tortricidae. The Canadian Entomologist, 10: 202.
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 109.151. (5)
Walker, F., 1863. Crambites & Tortricites. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 27: 202. (1)
Walsingham, L., 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum, 47. (6)
Works Cited
1.List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXVII - Crambites & Tortricites.
Francis Walker. 1863. British Museum (Natural History), p.1-286.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.
5.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.
6.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems