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Species Epiblema discretivana - Hodges#3188

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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 Epiblema
Species discretivana (Epiblema discretivana - Hodges#3188)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epiblema discretivana (Heinrich, 1921)
Eucosma discretivana Heinrich, 1921 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin discretivus meaning "marking distinction or separation."
There are 41 species of the genus Epiblema in America north of Mexico. (2)
Heinrich (1921) and Heinrich (1923) reported a wingspan of 13-16 mm. (1), (3)
Heinrich (1921) reported the range to include Florida to Texas. (4)
Coastal north at least to Block Island
Holotype ♂, Sheldon, Harris County, Texas. [near Houston], collected 10-IV-1919 by A.C. Johnson, USNM. (5), (1)
The adults appear to be most common in the months of May to August. (2)
Heppner (2003) reported January to May; July in Florida. (4)
Baccharis spp. (6)
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1921. Some Lepidoptera likely to be confused with the pink bollworm. Journal of Agricultural Research, 20: 823. (1)
Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. United States National Museum Bulletin, 123: 147. (3)
Works Cited
1.Some Lepidoptera Likely To Be Confused with the Pink Bollworm
Heinrich, Carl. 1921. Journal of Agricultural Research. v. 20, no. 10, pp. 820-821.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.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.
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
6.Biology and Taxonomy of three gall forming species of Epiblema (Olethreutidae)
W. E. Miller. 1976. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 30(1): 50-58.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems