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Species Argyresthia oreasella - Cherry Shoot Borer - Hodges#2467

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Argyresthiidae (Shiny Head-Standing Moths)
Genus Argyresthia
Species oreasella (Cherry Shoot Borer - Hodges#2467)
Hodges Number
2467
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyresthia oreasella Clemens, 1860
* phylogenetic sequence #076900
Explanation of Names
Oreas is a mountain nymph from Greek mythology.
Size
Wingspan 13 mm (1)
TL ≈ 6 mm (2)
Identification
Resembles Bronze Alder Moth, but lacks bronzy basal band. Often incomplete median band is not Y-shaped. Adopts a headstand resting position. (2)
Range
Across the continent. (3)
Food
Has been associated with oaks in Missouri and Colorado. Prentice reared them on pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica, Rosaceae) and chokeberry (Prunus virginiana) in Canada. (3)
See Also
comparison images showing differences between A. oreasella and other Argyresthia species (microleps.org)
Print References
Beadle, D. & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. Houghton Mifflin. p.42-43 (preview) (2)
Busck, A. 1907. Revision of the American moths of the genus Argyresthia. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 32: 14-15 (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.11.21m, p.105 (3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
E. H. Strickland Entomological Museum - Complete info including identification, range, season, food and life-cycle
Works Cited
1.Revision of the American moths of the genus Argyresthia.
August Busck. 1907. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 32: 5-24, pl.4-5.
2.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.