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Species Anarsia lineatella - Peach Twig Borer - Hodges#2257

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Gelechiidae (Twirler Moths)
Subfamily Anacampsinae
Tribe Chelariini
Genus Anarsia
Species lineatella (Peach Twig Borer - Hodges#2257)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Anarsia lineatella Zeller, 1839
* phylogenetic sequence #069350
Wingspan 15-18 mm.
Forewing length 5.5-7 mm.(1)
Adult steel gray; larva reddish brown
Common in the European continent.
Fruit trees such as plums and peaches.
Life Cycle
Overwinter as hibernacula under bark. In spring they bore into new stems.(1)
Probably introduced in the 1880s. A pest of fruit trees, especially peach.
Print References
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.10.26m, p.101
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.