[Taxacom] Lupuli radicibus

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 11:50:26 CST 2016


I just received an explanation off list -  ”Of the roots of [Humulus]
lupulus” - which is perfect since the moth is root borer. And kind of
interesting in that this is the first species of its family to be named and
a host plant along with it.

John Grehan

On Sun, Dec 4, 2016 at 12:23 PM, John Grehan <calabar.john at gmail.com> wrote:

> I would be most grateful if anyone can clarify the term 'Lupuli
> radicibus'. This name was given by Linnaeus 1758 following his naming a new
> moth species. The nearest I can find so far is Lupuli flos referring to a
> herbal substance for hops Humulus lupulus. I was wondering if Linneaus was
> referring to this plant (as a host plant, which is known for the species in
> question).
>
> Thanks,
>
> John G rehan
>


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