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51a0133.1 – 3755.2   Aethes bomonana (Kearfott, 1907)
Distribution Data for Aethes bomonana
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Distribution: Type locality (bomonana): Chicago, IL.; Hastings, FL.
Type locality (ziscana): Hastings, FL.
Field Marks:
Wingspan: 14-16mm.
Similar Species:
  • Aethes obliquana (Kearfott, 1907) is larger, WS: 20-22mm.
  • Aethes triassumenta Pogue, 2019 is larger, WS: ~20mm.
  • The identities of obliquana and bomonana are unclear and may require further revision.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalonia bomonana Kearfott, 1907
Conchylis cyamitis Meyrick, 1912
Aethes cyanitis Razowski, 2000
Phalonia fabicola Meyrick, 1912
Phalonia ziscana Kearfott, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Aethes bomonana (Kearfott, 1907) was number 3816 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist) and includes as a synonym 3861 (3862 in the 1983 list) Aethes ziscana (Kearfott, 1907), Jour. Lepid. Soc. 68: 274-282.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ACX8350
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33(1): 75.
  • 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.
  • Meyrick, E., 1912. On some impossible specific names in Micro-Lepidoptera. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 48: 32-36.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Aethes bomonana
16mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Aethes bomonana
16mm [T] – U. S. National Museum

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