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Species Platynota idaeusalis - Tufted Apple Bud Moth - Hodges#3740

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Sparganothini
Genus Platynota
Species idaeusalis (Tufted Apple Bud Moth - Hodges#3740)
Hodges Number
3740
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platynota idaeusalis (Walker, 1859)
Size
wingspan 12-25 mm (1)
Identification
Adult: FW as with many Platynota, texture may be vermiculated • Large basal area, grayish near inner margin with darker gray in the middle and brownish near costa • Sometimes dark, circular spots in basal area • AM starts near the middle of inner margin, angling upward toward costa • Median area mottled with reddish browns, with three lines of raised scales • Reniform spot dark and round • PM sinuous and broken
Range
Found in eastern North America, from Ontario, south to Florida, west to Oklahoma. (1)
Season
Adults fly in June and July in the north (1)
Food
Larvae feed on leaves of apple, ash, walnut, boxelder, clover, goldenrod, pine, willow, and other plants (1)
Life Cycle
Multiple generations per year (1)
Print References
Covell, pp. 421-422 & plate 60#16 (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults (3)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)
live adult images plus description and other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
adult images and larval host plants (Larry Line, Maryland)
Virginia Tech - description, biology, damage to apples, and control