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Species Eucosma giganteana - Giant Eucosma - Hodges#3098

Giant Eucosma - Eucosma giganteana Olethreutinae, Giant Eucosma frass shelter on Cup Plant - Eucosma giganteana moth - Eucosma giganteana Moth - Eucosma giganteana unknown bird-dropping moth - Eucosma giganteana Giant Eucosma - Eucosma giganteana Camouflaged moth (???) - Eucosma giganteana Acontiinae bird-dropping moth - Eucosma giganteana
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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 Eucosma
Species giganteana (Giant Eucosma - Hodges#3098)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucosma giganteana (Riley, 1881)
Paedisca giganteana Riley, 1881 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet means "gigantic" for the large size of this tortricid.
There are more than 168 named species of the genus Eucosma in America north of Mexico. (2)
Riley (1881) listed the wingspan 34-38 mm. (1)
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include North Carolina to Florida, Minnesota to Texas. (3)
The Moth Photographers Group map displays a larger range to include Pennsylvania, North Dakota and New Mexico. (2)
Holotype collected 28 July 1922, Liberty County, Texas (F. Bottimer).
Syntypes collected in Kansas (G.F. Gaumer) and Iowa (A.W. Hoffmeister) but were lost; Psuedotype in USNM. (4)
Moth Photographers Group reports January; April to September. (2)
Heppner (2003) reported April to June in Florida. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported the larvae feed on Silphium perfoliatum (cup plant).(3)
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States. Ohio Biological Survey. p. 108.150. (5)
Riley, C.V. 1881. Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (Leaf-rollers). Transactions of the Academy of Science of Saint Louis 4. p. 318. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (Leaf Rollers).
Riley, C.V. 1881. Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, 4: 316-324.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
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
7.Butterflies of North America