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Species Eugnosta busckana - Hodges#3786

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Cochylini
Genus Eugnosta
Species busckana (Eugnosta busckana - Hodges#3786)
Hodges Number
3786
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eugnosta busckana (Comstock, 1939)
Carolella busckana Comstock, 1939 (1)
#3790 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist. (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of August Busck (1870-1944). Comstock notes that it's "close to C. mexicana Busck, but differs in having costal, apical and dorsal blackish brown dots" and genitalic differences. (1)
Size
Comstock (1939) reported the wingspan ranges from 15-28 mm. (1)
Holotype ♂ 21 mm.; allotype ♀ 25 mm. (1)
Identification
Comstock (1939) original description as Carolella busckana is avaiable online. (1)
Range
Southern California. (3)
Holotype ♂, El Segundo, Los Angeles Co., California, November 16, 1938 (W.D. Pierce).
Season
Comstock (1939) reported November, December, January, February. (1)
Food
Larval host is California brittlebush (Encelia californica). (4)
Remarks
Listed on the 1994 IUCN red list of threatened animals (177).
Print References
Comstock, J.A., 1939. The fauna and flora of the El Segundo sand dunes [contd.]. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 38. p. 112; plate 22, fig. A. (1)
Works Cited
1.The fauna and flora of the El Segundo sand dunes [contd.]
John A. Comstock. 1939. Bulletin of The Southern California Academy of Sciences 38: 112-119.
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.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems