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Species Eucosma subminimana - Hodges#2979

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Eucosma
Species subminimana (Eucosma subminimana - Hodges#2979)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma subminimana (Heinrich, 1923) (1)
Thiodia subminimana Heinrich, 1923 (2)
Phaneta subminimana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet means "not minimana." Heinrich noted that this species is "very like" his Thiodia minimana "but with fuscous irrorations more completely diffused over the ground color." (2)
There are more than 100 species of the genus Phaneta in America north of Mexico. (3), (4), (5)
Heinrich (1923) listed the wingspan as 10-12 mm. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the forewing length as 6-7 mm. (5)
The Heinrich (1923) original description is available in PDF or read online from the print references below. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) mentions the distinct ocellar spot. (5)
California. (6), (4)
Holotype ♂, San Diego, California. (7)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the adults fly in July and August. (5)
Artemisia tridentata Nutt. (big sagebrush). (5)
See Also
Phaneta minimana is similar but has an overall whitish appearance compared to the grayish-white of P. subminimana. (2)
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin 123, 61; fig. 133. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. The University of California Press, pl. 15, fig. 3; p. 133. (5)