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Species Olethreutes sordidana - Hodges#2834

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 Olethreutini
Genus Olethreutes
Species sordidana (Olethreutes sordidana - Hodges#2834)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes sordidana (McDunnough (1), 1922) (2)
Phiaris sordidana (McDunnough, 1922)
Argyroploce sordidana McDunnough, 1922 (3)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin sordidus meaning "dirty."
McDunnough (1922) listed a wingspan of 16 mm. (3)
Heinrich (1926) listed a wingspan of 16 mm. (2)
McDunnough, 1922) original description,
"Size and general maculation of glitranana Kft. but of a much darker appearance, due to the fact that the pale areas between the dark bands are only slightly lighter in color than the bands themselves. Basal area of primaries black, overlaid heavily with brown and ochreous scaling and interrupted by several bluish-silvery dots; median band similar in color to basal area, in shape much as in glitranana; the paler space between basal area and median band is defined by two subparallel bands of bluish-silvery spots the included area being scaled with brown, without the underlying blackish color. A triangular anal spot and broad subapical band similar in color to median band, all their edges defined by silvery scaling; remaining areas similar to antemedian band in color. A row of dark spots along costa bordered with pale ochreous and a dark terminal line. Fringes deep smoky, slightly paler below apex. Secondaries deep smoky, almost black, with pale fringes." - Note: glitranana was synonymized with galaxana which is extremely variable.
Across all of Canada and the northeastern United States. (4)
Holotype male: Coliseum Mountain 6500', Nordegg, Manitoba (J. McDunnough, July 12). (3)
One of several Nearctic Olethreutes s. l. species with iridescent spots on the forewings:

      [missing]                     [missing]                     [missing]                    

astrologana                  coruscana                    ferrolineana                 metallica                      nordeggana                 sordidana                     galaxana

siderana                      concretana                   auricapitana                 nr. auricapitana            albiciliana                    agilana
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 173. (2)
McDunnough, J.H, 1922. Undescribed Lepidoptera in the Canadian National Collection. The Canadian Entomologist, 54(2): 43. (3)
Works Cited
1.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
3.Undescribed Lepidoptera in the Canadian National Collection.
James H. McDunnough. 1922. The Canadian Entomologist 54(2): 34-47.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems