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Species Ecdytolopha insiticiana - Locust Twig Borer Moth - Hodges#3497

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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 Grapholitini
Genus Ecdytolopha
Species insiticiana (Locust Twig Borer Moth - Hodges#3497)
Hodges Number
3497
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ecdytolopha insiticiana Zeller, 1875
Size
Wingspan 20 mm. (1)
Range
Most records in the east but also Minnesota, Montana and west Texas. (1)
Described material: Massachusetts, (Burgess).
Food
Larval host: (2)
black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)
red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)
Wisteria
Life Cycle
The larvae are twig or stem borers, causing an elongate gall up to 3" long.(3)
Overwinter as mature larva in a cocoon among the leaves on the ground.(3)
1. gall on Black Locust seedling 2. larva inside stem 3. larva in stem 4. adult on Black Locust branch
Print References
Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 266. (4)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
3.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
4.Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren, vol. 3.
Phillip Christoph Zeller. 1875. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.