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Species Acrobasis demotella - Walnut Shoot Moth - Hodges#5674

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Acrobasis
Species demotella (Walnut Shoot Moth - Hodges#5674)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrobasis demotella Grote, 1881
* phylogenetic sequence #168450
wingspan 18-20mm
Larvae mature at 16.5-17.1 mm(1)
Larvae - head reddish brown or brown with dark-brown maculation. Dorsum of body purplish brown with green undertones; venter paler, mostly green(1)
Throughout the range of its hosts, but more scarce in warmer regions.
Walnut, hickory, pecan. Black walnut is preferred (Neunzig 1972). Hickories, especially bitternut and pignut hickories, are sometimes attacked; pecan is infested less frequently.
Works Cited
1.Taxonomy of Acrobasis larvae and pupae in Eastern North America (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
H. H. Neunzig. 1972. USDA Technical Bulletin 1457.