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Species Archips argyrospila - Fruit-Tree Leafroller Moth - Hodges#3648

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Archips
Species argyrospila (Fruit-Tree Leafroller Moth - Hodges#3648)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: (Walker, 1863)
forewing length 7 - 12 mm (1)
Adults - "FW cream and yellow, heavily mottled with reddish to blackish brown. 2 whitish costal spots are sharpest markings. HW dark gray." (2) Sexually dimorphic and geographically variable. Males dark brown to reddish brown with distictive white markings proceding and following a median transverse fascia which becomes diffuse toward the dorsal area. Hindwing gray with pale fringe. Females have blurred forewing pattern. Western populations vary to pale, golden tan form with white hindwing. Colorado populations A. a. vividanus tend to have bright reddish scaling, whereas those in the Pacific Northwest A. a. columbianus and California are darker with an olive cast (1)
Larvae - bright green with black HC until the last instar, which has a dark gray dorsum caused by minute, black spirulae, and a browish head capsule (1)
adults fly April to July but only three weeks at any one location (1)
Larva (Fruit Tree Leaf-roller) feeds on leaves of many plants including apple, pear, apricot, cherry, peach, plum, alfalfa, beans, blueberries, cedar, grapes, elms,oaks, onions.
Considered a pest of apples and pears, especially.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.