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Species Orthotaenia undulana - Dusky Leafroller Moth - Hodges#2770

Orthotaenia undulana Olethreutes trinitana 2849 - Orthotaenia undulana Olethreutes trinitana 2849 - Orthotaenia undulana Dusky Leafroller - Orthotaenia undulana Tortricidae: Orthoteaenia undulana? - Orthotaenia undulana Orthotaenia undulana unknown - Olethreutes? - Orthotaenia undulana Olethreutes - Orthotaenia undulana
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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 Orthotaenia
Species undulana (Dusky Leafroller Moth - Hodges#2770)
Hodges Number
2770
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orthotaenia undulana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Tortrix undulana Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 (1)
Orthotaenia urticana Hübner, 1799
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin undulatus meaning "wavy." (2)
Size
Wingspan 15-20 mm. (3)
Identification
"Orthotaenia undulana generally has a much paler ST area (past the second dark band) with a particularly noticeable paler FW tornus, while Olethreutes fasciatana is generally darker. But the fringe tells the story. Olethreutes fasciatana has a particular FW fringe pattern. The fringe at the apex is black, followed by 3 bands of white/black/white. The rest is usually dull brownish gray. The FW fringe in O. undulana is completely pale or suffuse gray. The problem is that in worn specimens, both of these characteristics can be hard to see. Also, I should note that I've never personally confirmed these characteristics directly with a Tort expert, so I could be wrong. But this has been my observation and it is consistent with photographic records of the two." [JD Roberts]
, male genitalia slightly different from that of the European undulana; MPG comments":
BOLD data seems to support the possibility that the widespread North American species we currently know as Orthotaenia undulana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) may be a separate species. A future split could result in the elevation of Orthotaenia campestrana (Zeller, 1875), currently a synonym of O. undulana, to full species with O. undulana largely confined to the Old World.

Nearctic: BOLD:AAA8540
Palearctic: BOLD:AAB4021 (includes a specimen from near Kenai, AK)
Food
Larvae feed on honeysuckle, Vaccinium, pine and birch. (3)
Print References
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend: 131. (1)