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Species Aethes bomonana - Hodges#3755.2

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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 Aethes
Species bomonana (Aethes bomonana - Hodges#3755.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aethes bomonana (Kearfott, 1907)
Phalonia bomonana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Phalonia cyamitis Meyrick, 1912 (2)
Aethes cyanitis Razowski, 2000
Phalonidia zaracana (Kearfott, 1907) (3)
#3816 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist. (4)
Phylogenetic sequence #620095
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 "barbarous" practice. (5), (2)
Kearfott (1907) listed the wingspan as 14-16 mm. (1)
Determined by Bob Patterson.
Heppner (2003) stated the range include New York to Florida, Illinois to Arkansas(?)
Lectotypes ♂, Chicago, Illinois, "June", and Hastings, Florida, "March 19th" (6), (1)
The flight period is February to September. (7)
Heppner (2003) reported March in Florida. (8)
Heppner (2003) reported the larval host unknown. (8)
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 75. (1)
Razowski, 2000. SHILAP Revta. Lepid. 28: 17.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.On some impossible specific names in micro-lepidoptera.
Edward Meyrick. 1912. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine 48: 32-36.
3.An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of North America north of Mexico including...
Metzler, E.H. & Brown, J.W. 2014. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 68(4): 274–282.
4.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
5.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.
6.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
7.North American Moth Photographers Group
8.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.