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Species Olethreutes fagigemmeana - Hodges#2809

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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 Olethreutini
Genus Olethreutes
Species fagigemmeana (Olethreutes fagigemmeana - Hodges#2809)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes fagigemmeana (Chambers, 1878)
Exartema fagigemmeana Chambers, 1878
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from a specimen label with the unpublished name Coleotechnites fagigemmeana, from Latin fagus (beech) + gemmea (jewelled).
There are more than 84 species of the genus Olethreutes in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson (2008) listed the forewing length as 7 mm. (3)
Holotype ♂, Kentucky, MCZ. (4)
The main adult flight appears to be from May to September. (1)
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson (2008) listed the following larval host plants. (3)
Fagus grandifolia Ehrh. (American beech).
Ostrya virginiana (Mill.) K. Koch (hophornbeam).
Print References
Chambers, V.T., 1878. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist. 10: 74.
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States. Ohio Biological Survey. p. 29.60. (3)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.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.
4.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.