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51a0202.1 – 3852   Nycthia pimana (Busck, 1907)

Charles W. Melton
Distribution: Western Texas to Southern California
Field Marks:
See Brown (2019), Zootaxa, 4671(2):195222
Genitalia: See Brown (2019), Zootaxa, 4671(2):195222
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Synonymy: Phalonia pimana Busck, 1907
Phalonia pimama Brown, 2019
Taxonomic Notes: Nycthia pimana (Busck, 1907) was formerly unassigned to genus in Meltzer & Brown (2014). Pogue (1986) proposed the genus Nycthia for this species in his unpublished Ph.D. dissertation and is nomen nudum (unavaillable). Brown (2019) published the name Nycthia, new genus, Zootaxa, 4671(2): 205.
This species was number 3763 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
(3852 (1983 list) Phalonidia stramiodes (Grote, 1873) is a synonym of 3807 Phalonidia lepidana.)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Brown, J.W., 2019. New genera, new species, and new combinations in new world Cochylina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae). Zootaxa, 4671(2): 195-222.
  • Busck, A., 1907. A Review of the Tortricid Subfamily Phaloniinae with Descriptions of New American Species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 15: 25.
  • Metzler, E.H. & J.W. Brown, 2014. An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of North America north of Mexico including Greenland, with comments on classification and identification. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 68(4): 274-282.
  • Pogue, M.G., 1986. A generic revision of the Cochylidae (Lepidoptera) of North America. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1-280.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.5f; p. 158. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Nycthia pimana
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Nycthia pimana
18mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Nycthia pimana
LG – John W. Brown
Nycthia pimana
- 16mm – U. S. National Museum

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