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Species Choristoneura fractivittana - Broken-banded Leafroller - Hodges#3632

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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 Archipini
Genus Choristoneura
Species fractivittana (Broken-banded Leafroller - Hodges#3632)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Dark-banded Fireworm
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
ITIS treats Choristoneura fractivittana as an invalid name (a junior synonym of Archips fractivittana) but most other sources on the Internet consider this species to be in the genus Choristoneura. See genus page for other Choristoneura species that ITIS considers to be in the genus Archips.
Explanation of Names
FRACTIVITTANA: from the Latin "fractus", past participle of "frangere" (to break) + "vitta" (a band; a stripe of color); refers to the broken or separated brown band on the forewing, and is the origin of the common name, Broken-banded Leafroller
wingspan 16-28 mm
Adult: FW orangish-yellow with oblique brown median band, broken by ground color near upper end (the break more conspicuous in males than females). Narrow brown subapical patch at costa linked to median band in males, separated in females. HW dark gray in male; tan with gray shade in lower half in female. Male usually smaller and darker than female. [adapted from description by Charles Covell]
Quebec and Maine to Florida, west to Texas, north to western Canada
adults fly in May and June in the north; May to August in the south
larvae feed on apple, beech, birch, elm, oak, and raspberry (Rubus spp.)
Life Cycle
one generation per year in the north; two in the south
Most sources and web sites list this species under the genus Choristoneura.
Internet References
E. H. Strickland Museum – detailed species description
Moth Photographers Group – images of live and pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
live adult images and larval food plants (Larry Line, Maryland)
occurrence in South Carolina; list (Furman U., South Carolina)
occurrence in Florida; list (Index to the Species of Florida Lepidoptera, Museum of Entomology, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
common name reference [Broken-banded Leafroller] (Ashraf El-Sayed,
taxonomic classification in genus Archips (ITIS)