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Species Olethreutes fasciatana - Banded Olethreutes Moth - Hodges#2823

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Olethreutes
Species fasciatana (Banded Olethreutes Moth - Hodges#2823)
Hodges Number
2823
Other Common Names
Bird Dropping Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes fasciatana (Clemens, 1860)
Exartema fasciatana Clemens, 1860
Size
Wingspan: 15 mm (1)
Identification
"Orthotaenia undulana generally has a much paler ST area (past the second dark band) with a particularly noticeable paler FW tornus, while Olethreutes fasciatana is generally darker. But the fringe tells the story. Olethreutes fasciatana has a particular FW fringe pattern. The fringe at the apex is black, followed by 3 bands of white/black/white. The rest is usually dull brownish gray. The FW fringe in O. undulana is completely pale or suffuse gray. The problem is that in worn specimens, both of these characteristics can be hard to see. Also, I should note that I've never personally confirmed these characteristics directly with a Tort expert, so I could be wrong. But this has been my observation and it is consistent with photographic records of the two." [JD Roberts]
Range
Known from North America, including Alabama, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (1)
Food
Larvae feed on Salix and Populus species. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of DNA supported specimens (3)
Wikipedia - brief description (1)