The Olethreutinae of Plum Brook NASA Station
The Olethreutinae of Plum Brook
NASA Station (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
During the summer of 1994, Plum Brook NASA Station, located near Sandusky, Ohio, was surveyed for Lepidoptera by Todd and Mike Gilligan. A total of 52 acres were surveyed at random with three blacklight traps and a blacklight/sheet setup, at least once a week from May 7 to October 8. Over the course of the summer, 6643 specimens were collected and identified, resulting in approximately 385 different species.
These web pages illustrate the 58 different species of olethreutine (Tortricidae) moths identified at Plum Brook Station. Each adult is illustrated, along with the male genitalia if it is needed for identification (or if a genitalia slide was available). Information about each species is given, including distribution in the station, host plants, flight period, and taxonomic notes. You can view a map of Plum Brook Station by clicking here.
Below is the main index of species, listed by Hodges Number. To view a photo and data for a particular species, just click on the name. The graphics throughout these web pages are in JPEG format, and may be downloaded whenever the following is shown:
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Most photos are of specimens from Plum Brook, which I collected. Other specimens were collected by Eric Metzler. Most genitalia slide preparations were done by Loran Gibson and myself. All adult photos were taken by Steve Passoa, and I took all genitalia photos.
This project is being used to determine the amount of interest in an on-line catalogue of lepidopteran species, and its usefulness in identifying or obtaining information in this manner. I, the author, would greatly appreciate any feedback on the usefulness of this project, and any suggestions or comments anyone may have. I would also like to know if there would be any interest in developing a more extensive catalogue of computerized lepidopteran photos, especially a library of the genitalia of micro moths. Please send your comments to email@example.com.
Thank you very much for your input.
This data is a result of a survey of Plum Brook NASA Station in 1994 by Todd and Mike Gilligan. All portions of this project Copyright © 1995 by Todd Gilligan. No portions may be reproduced in any form without permission of the author. I would like to thank ODNR for funding of the survey. I would also like to thank the Ohio State University Insect Collection, the Ohio Lepidopterists, Steve Passoa, Loran Gibson, Eric Metzler, Mike Gilligan, and Norm Johnson for their support of this project.
Ohio Lepidopterists home page
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