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Species Phtheochroa modestana - Modest Phtheochroa moth - Hodges#3819

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 Phtheochroa
Species modestana (Modest Phtheochroa moth - Hodges#3819)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phtheochroa modestana (Busck, 1907)
Hysterosia modestana Busck, 1907 (1)
Hodges Checklist (1983) listed the species #3805. (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin modestus meaning "modest."
There are 18 named species of the genus Phtheochroa in America north of Mexico. (3)
Busck (1907) listed the wingspan as 20 mm. (1)
Moth Photographers Group displays specimens of 17 & 19 mm wingspan. (3)
Alberta, eastward across southern Canada; Maine(4) to Illinois and South Carolina(5). (3)
Holotype ♂ collected 2 July 1905 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Collector: H. Engel, #10241 in USNM. (1), (6)
The main flight period appears to be June to September. (3)
Print References
Busck, A., 1907. A review of the tortricid subfamily Phaloniinae with descriptions of new American species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 15: 32. (1)
Works Cited
1.A review of the tortricid subfamily Phaloniinae with descriptions of new American species
August Busck. 1907. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 15: 19-36.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.A List of the Lepidoptera of Maine. Part 2, The Microlepidoptera. Section 1 & 2
Auburn E. Brower. 1984. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Technical Bulletin 114: 1-70.
5.South Carolina Moth Species
6.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems