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Species Gretchena amatana - Hodges#3264

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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 Gretchena
Species amatana (Gretchena amatana - Hodges#3264)
Hodges Number
3264
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gretchena amatana Heinrich, 1923 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin amatus meaning "loved."
Size
Heinrich (1923) reported the wingspan as 17-19 mm. (1)
Identification
Heinrich (1923) stated, "Forewing with a distinct, outwardly angulate, dark basal patch; on middle of dorsal margin a somewhat irregular pale blotch,..." (1)
Range
Eastern Canada, northeastern United States, south to Tennessee. (2), (3), (4)
Holotype ♂ collected Oak Station, PA (F. Marloff, May), in AMNH. (5)
Other material: New Brighton, PA (H.D. Merrick, May-June); Hampton, NH (S.A. Shaw, June); Pittsburgh, PA (H. Engel, June 8-05); Jefferson County, WV (Kearfott).
Season
The adults are most common from April to July. (2)
Food
Beadle & Leckie (2012) reported the larval host plant is unknown. (4)
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, p. 147.235. (6)
Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 184, fig. 319. (1)
Works Cited
1.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.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Kentucky Butterfly Net Database (moths also)
4.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
5.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
6.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.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
8.Butterflies of North America