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Species Choristoneura rosaceana - Oblique-banded Leafroller - Hodges#3635

3592 Barred Fruit-tree Tortrix Moth - Choristoneura rosaceana Oblique-banded Leafroller Moth - Hodges #3635 (Choristoneura rosaceana) - Choristoneura rosaceana Oblique-banded Leafroller Moth? - Choristoneura rosaceana Leafroller - Choristoneura rosaceana Moth - Choristoneura rosaceana Choristoneura rosaceana? - Choristoneura rosaceana Choristoneura rosaceana - female Choristoneura rosaceana? - Choristoneura rosaceana - male
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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Choristoneura
Species rosaceana (Oblique-banded Leafroller - Hodges#3635)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Rosaceous Leaf Roller
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Choristoneura rosaceana (Harris, 1841)
Loxotaenia rosaceana Harris, 1841
Choristoneura vicariana (Walker, 1863)
Choristoneura gossypiana (Packard, 1869)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the larval hosts in the Rosaceae family.
Forewing length: males 7.5-11 mm, females 11.5-14 mm. (LBAM)

FW in male has a costal fold (See detail image) from base to top of AM, where dark scale tufts lie flat, forming a dark spot, which is absent in similar species. HW pale orange-yellow in male; deep-yellow in female, but may have gray shading in the lower third. (1)
Common throughout eastern N. America.
Late April - October.
Polyphagous. Prefers plants from the Rosaceae family. A pest in apple, pear, and peach orchards and also will feed on blueberries and raspberries, ornamental shrubs, occasionally found feeding on pines. (2)
Life Cycle
Two generations per year over the majority of its range, with one generation in northern areas and at higher elevations. Adults are present in late June - July and again in late August - September.

1. Eggs                       2. 1st instar       3. Older larva               4. Pupa                   5. Adult
See Also
Other "bell-shaped" Leafrollers:
Print References
Harris, T.W., 1841. Lepidoptera. Leaf-rollers (Tortrices). A report on the insects of Massachusetts, injurious to vegetation, p.348.
Emmons, E., 1854. I. Insects of New York. Order XI. Lepidoptera (continued). Tortricidae. Leaf-rollers. Natural History of New York 5: 250; Pl.6, f.8-11.
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.University of Alberta Entomology Collection