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Species Bondia comonana - Hodges#2318

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Copromorphoidea (Fruitworm Moths)
Family Carposinidae (Fruitworm Moths)
Genus Bondia
Species comonana (Bondia comonana - Hodges#2318)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Prune limb borer (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bondia comonana (Kearfott, 1907)
Carposina comonana Kearfott, 1907
Carposina euryleuca Meyrick, 1912
Davis (1969) listed the wingspan. (2)
Males 14-19 mm.
Females 13-18 mm.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 6.5-8.5 mm, males larger than females. (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the range to include Washington to Colorado, Arizona and California(3), (4); across southern Canada(5) to Maine. (1)
Lectotype ♂ from San Francisco, California, designated by Klotts (1942) in American Museum of Natural History (AMNH). (2)
Scattered records in the eastern United States south to at least Maryland.
Western Texas record included on the Moth Photographers Group map.
The larvae bore into limbs of Prunus species (peach, prune, cherry). (2)
Considered a pest of young almond orchards.
HOSTS database listed Quercus (oak) and many Prunus species. (6)
There are many online resources with information on the pest status.
Print References
Davis, D.R., 1969. A revision of the American moths of the family Carposinidae (Lepidoptera: Carposinoidea). United States National Museum Bulletin 289, p. 43; figs. 1-2, 16, 36, 44-48, 64, 83, 101, 117; Map 6. (2)
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1), p. 87.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 21, figs. 18-19; p. 166. (1)