Honca grandis ( Busck, 1907 )

Brown, John W., 2019, New genera, new species, and new combinations in New World Cochylina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae), Zootaxa 4671 (2), pp. 195-222: 204

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scientific name

Honca grandis ( Busck, 1907 )
status

new combination

Honca grandis ( Busck, 1907)  , new combination

Figs. 7View FIGURES 1–10, 23View FIGURES 19–26, 37View FIGURES 33–38

Phalonia grandis Busck, 1907: 23  ; McDunnough 1939: 60.

[Incertae sedis] grandis: Powell 1983: 42  .

[ Cochylini  New Genus 4] grandis: Brown 2005: 208  ; Metzler and Brown 2014: 278.

Honca grandis  can be distinguished from nearly all other North American Cochylini  by its large size (forewing length 11.0– 12.5 mm, mean = 11.8 mm, n = 5, in males; 11.5–13.0 mm, mean = 12.2 mm, n = 6, in females). The forewing pattern ( Fig. 8View FIGURES 1–10), which is similar to that of Henricus umbrabasana  , features a cream ground color with a large pale reddish-brown triangular blotch occupying the middle of the hind margin, a narrow concolorous line along the basal 0.33 of the costa, and a concolorous dot near mid-costa. The hindwing is pale cream with pale graybrown mottling. The forewing pattern and the absence of a male forewing costal fold distinguish H. grandis  from species of Phtheochroa  , which also are among the largest North American Cochylina.

Honca grandis  is rare in collections. The early stages are unknown. Captures extend from June through July, with a single record from August. The species is apparently restricted to montane habitats in the western United States, with specimens recorded from Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming (CSUC, USNM, EME, AMNH, MSC) at elevations between 6,400 and 7,400 feet.

Holotype ♀, USA, Colorado, Jefferson Co., Golden, Chimney Gulch , 1 Jul 1904, Oslar ( USNM). 

USNM

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Tortricidae

Genus

Honca

Loc

Honca grandis ( Busck, 1907 )

Brown, John W. 2019
2019
Loc

Phalonia grandis

McDunnough, J. 1939: 60
Busck, A. 1907: 23
Loc

Cochylini

Metzler, E. H. & Brown, J. W. 2014: 278
Brown, J. W. 2005: 208