Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #621255
Explanation of Names
Kearfott collected specimens for several years before he described the species and all were collected in September. (1)
There are more than 56 species of the genus Epinotia
in America north of Mexico. (2)
and Heinrich (1923)(4)
listed the wingspan as 16-19 mm.
Determined by Bob Patterson.
There are records from many areas of eastern North America. (3)
Moth Photographers Group includes Montana. (3)
Types and other material: Essex County Park, NJ (Kearfott, 27-X-1903, in AMNH). Scranton, PA (A.E. Lister
The adults appear to be most common from August to October. (3)
Kearfott (1907) reported most of his collection was in September. (1)
Heinrich (1923) reported the host plant as unknown. (4)
Ferguson (1975) reported two larval host plants.(6)
Rhododendron canadense (L.) Torr. (rhodora).
Ledum groenlandicum Oeder (bog Labrador tea).
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States
. Ohio Biological Survey, 158.257. (7)
Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin
Kearfott, D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
, 33: 51