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Species Sonia constrictana - Constricted Sonia Moth - Hodges#3218

Tortricid - Sonia constrictana ? Moth - Sonia constrictana Sonia constrictana Sonia constrictana Sonia paraplesiana or constrictana? - Sonia constrictana Sonia constrictana Diamond Moth - Sonia constrictana Sonia constrictana
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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 Sonia
Species constrictana (Constricted Sonia Moth - Hodges#3218)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sonia constrictana (Zeller, 1875)
Paedisca constrictana Zeller, 1875 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet means "constricted" for the "transversely elongated and upwardly constricted dorsal spot (translated from German)." (1)
Wingspan 14 mm. (2)
Adult - outer margin of the FW is more concave between veins MI and CUI and the apex is pointed. There is a small ocellus-like spot near the apex of the FW. On the better marked specimens, this spot is blackish and surrounded with yellowish brown. (3)
Records from Illinois, Quebec and Maine, south to Florida and east Texas. (2)
Type locality: Texas (Boll). (1)
See Also
S. parapiesiana differs from S. constrictana in that the outer margin of the FW of is slightly concave between veins MI and CUI and the apex is broadly rounded. The apex of the FW is normally darkened and has no ocellus-like spot. (3)
Print References
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Contributions to the knowledge of the North American moths, especially the microlepidoptera. Transactions of the Royal Zoological-Botanical Society in Vienna, 25: 305; Pl.9, f.36. (1)
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.New Status for Epiblema Minutana (Kearfott) and New Species of Epiblema Hubner and Sonia Heinrich (Tortricidae)
A. Blanchard. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 33(3), 1979, 179-188.