Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Riley, 1881 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the genus of one of the host plants (Aesculus
Adult - forewing mottled brown or gray and yellowish (often with greenish tint in fresh specimens); irregular blackish crescent-shaped marking begins mid-way along costa and either breaks in subterminal area or terminates in a dark blob before reaching apex; hindwing pale gray with dark veins.
Larva - body pale white to gray; head dark brown or yellowish-brown; thoracic shield yellowish-brown, often darker laterally and posteriorly; spinules on integument moderately dense and dark.
Nova Scotia to British Columbia and all of United States.
Deciduous woods containing maple; adults are nocturnal and come to light.
Adults emerge in July and August.(2)
Larvae bore in new twigs, petioles, and seeds of various maple species (Acer
), buckeye (Aesculus
) and sometimes apple. (3)
) forewing is paler, and crescent-shaped marking is continuous to apex.
) forewing is more extensively green, and the moth flies only in summer (vs. spring through fall in aesculana
Riley, C.V., 1881. Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (leaf-rollers). Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis
Moth Photographers Group
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