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Species Epinotia vertumnana - Hodges#3292

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Classification
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 Epinotia
Species vertumnana (Epinotia vertumnana - Hodges#3292)
Hodges Number
3292
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epinotia vertumnana (Zeller, 1875)
Paedisca vertumnana Zeller, 1875 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #621205
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the Roman god of seasons and change. Vertumnus' ability to change into other forms is a metaphor for Zeller's six varieties of this moth. Vertumnus is a character in Ovid's Metamorphoses, a popular source for lepidopteran names. (1)
Size
Brown (1986) reported the forewing length 5.5-7.0 mm. (2)
Range
Records from the Midwest and Northeast. (3)
Food
Larval hosts are hawthorn (Crataegus) and hackberry (Celtis). (4)
Print References
Brown, R. 1986. Resurrection of Catastega (Clemens) and revision of the Epinotia vertumnana (Zeller) species-group (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(4):p. 343; figs. 8, 16, 17, 22, 30. (2)
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States. Ohio Biological Survey. p. 154.248. (5)
Zeller, P.C. 1875. Nordamericanischen nachtfalter, besponders der microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 310. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group (3) – images of live and pinned adults
The Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) (6) - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 3.
Phillip Christoph Zeller. 1875. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
2.Resurrection of Catastega (Clemens) and revision of the Epinotia vertumnana (Zeller) species-group (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae)
Richard L. Brown. 1986. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 40(4): 327-346.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
5.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.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems