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Species Crocidosema plebejana - Cotton Tipworm Moth - Hodges#3274

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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 Crocidosema
Species plebejana (Cotton Tipworm Moth - Hodges#3274)
Hodges Number
3274
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crocidosema plebejana Zeller, 1847
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin plebejus meaning "common."
Size
WS ≈ 12–16 mm (1)
Identification
Sexually dimorphic. The black patch at the wing base of the female does not extend to the coastal margin. The coastal margin of males has dark scales from base to apex.
Range
Found today all over the subtropical and tropical regions of the world and even occurs on many oceanic islands. (1)
CA and the Atlantic coastal plain to TX. (2)
This the only Crocidosema in CA. (3)
Remarks
Cosmopolitan. Probably an introduced species from the Neotropics.
Print References
Zeller, P.C., 1847. Isis von Oken, 1847: 721.
Heinrich, 1923: 190; pl. 1, fig. 10 (hindwing ♂); pl. 5, fig. 29, 29a (gen. ♂); pl. 49, fig. 325 (gen. ♂). (4)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (5)
Wikipedia - detail description (1)