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Species Retinia edemoidana - Hodges#2897

Arizona Moth - Retinia edemoidana Arizona Moth - Retinia edemoidana
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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 Retinia
Species edemoidana (Retinia edemoidana - Hodges#2897)
Hodges Number
2897
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Retinia edemoidana (Dyar, 1903)
Eucosma(?) edemoidana Dyar, 1903
Size
Dyar (1903) listed a wingspan of 19 mm.
Identification
Dyar (1903) original description as Eucosma(?) edemoidana.
"Resembles Lord Walsingham's figure of Semasia bucephaloides, but it is smaller, the head and thorax marked in yellow and brown. Palpi ocherous brown; head light ocher, brown at the sides; thorax reddish brown, ocherous on the disk before. Fore wing gray, finely transversely lined in dark gray; a straight heavier line at basal third defines the darker basal portion, of which the costa at base is ocherous brown; middle of wing lighter, still crossed by the fine, strigose, transverse lines; beyond this the transverse lines are again heavier, edged by pale scales; terminal fourth of wing reddish and ocher, contrasting, narrowed toward internal margin, bordered basally by pale gray scales and crossed by a line of the same color with a few blackish scales centrally. A dark terminal line; fringe ocherous, mixed with gray. Hind wing blackish, fringe pale, interlined with gray."
Range
Western Texas to southern California.
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1903. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 5: 229.