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Species Gynnidomorpha romonana - Hodges#3793

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Gynnidomorpha
Species romonana (Gynnidomorpha romonana - Hodges#3793)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gynnidomorpha romonana (Kearfott, 1907) (1)
Phalonia romonana Kearfott, 1907 (2)
Phalonia officiosa Meyrick, 1912 (3)
Saphenista romonana Pogue, 1986
Number 3847 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Phylogenetic sequence #620155
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is part of a series of Kearfott names originating from various alphabetical rhyming schemes with no meaning, often derided by subsequent authors as "nonsense names." See Brown (2001) for a humorous take on this "barbaric" practice. (4), (3)
Gynnidomorpha romonana is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (5)
Wingspan 10-12 mm. (1)
Determined by Michael Sabourin.
The original description was based on specimens from New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, and Manitoba. (2)
The adults are most common during the months of May to September.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New micro-lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist. 39(3): 83 (2)
Works Cited
1.Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada
Razowski, J. 1997. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia. 40(1):107-163.
2.New micro-leidoptera
W.D. Kearfott. 1907. The Canadian Entomologist 39(1-6): 1-9, 53-60, 77-84, 121-128, 153-160, 211-212.
3.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
4.Presidential address, 2000: Nomenclatural nonsense - flying in the face of a farcical code.
John W. Brown. 2001. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 55(1): 1-7.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
7.Butterflies of North America