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Species Hedya chionosema - White-spotted Hedya - Hodges#2863

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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 Hedya
Species chionosema (White-spotted Hedya - Hodges#2863)
Hodges Number
2863
Other Common Names
Twin-spotted Budworm (larva)
Numbers
uncommon (in Ohio)
Size
wingspan 14-15 mm, based on photos by Jim Vargo linked to below
Identification
Adult: forewing medium brownish-gray to bronzy, crossed by three dark brown partial bands; large white semicircular patch along distal half of costa but not reaching apex; raised tuft of dark scales protrudes from top of thorax near base of wings; head and face color varies from brown to yellowish-orange
Range
Quebec to Florida, west to Texas, north to Michigan and Ontario
Habitat
wood edges, orchards, shrubby areas
Season
adults fly from late May to August
Food
larvae feed on buds and leaves of apple, hawthorn, and other trees
Internet References
pinned adult image by Jim Vargo and Michael Sabourin (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult images plus description and common name reference [Twin-spotted Budworm; larva] (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
live adult images by Lynn Scott and Hugh McGuinness, plus common name reference [White-spotted Hedya; adult] (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images plus location and collection dates (Todd Gilligan, tortricidae.com)
pinned adult image from Indiana by Jim Vargo (Dalton State College, Georgia)
foodplants plus flight season and status in Ohio (Ohio State U.)
presence in Ontario; list (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)