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51a1183 – 3279   Crocidosema lantana Busck, 1910
Distribution Data for Crocidosema lantana
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Distribution: Florida and Hawaii.
Type locality: Hawaiian Islands, "(Oahu, Tantalus)"
Genitalia: See Zimmerman (1978), figs 418 & 419.
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Synonymy: Crocidosema lantana Busck, 1910
Epinotia corynetes Diakonoff, 1982
Eucosma eridela Turner, 1946
Eucosma perversa Turner, 1946
Crocidosema phaedropa Turner, 1946
Crocidosema polyphaea Turner, 1926
Crocidosema turnocosma Turner, 1946
Taxonomic Notes: Crocidosema lantana (Busck, 1910) was introduced to Hawaii and Florida from Mexico as a biocontrol agent of Lantana.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Zimmerman, E.C., 1978. Microlepidoptera. Insects of Hawaii, 9: 1-1903.
Crocidosema lantana
- 12mm – U. S. National Museum

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