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Species Acrobasis comptoniella - Sweetfern Leaf Casebearer - Hodges#5691

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Classification
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 comptoniella (Sweetfern Leaf Casebearer - Hodges#5691)
Hodges Number
5691
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrobasis comptoniella Hulst, 1890
* phylogenetic sequence #168750
Size
22mm (based on Vargo specimen at MPG)
Larvae mature at 16.3-24.3 mm(1)
Identification
Larvae - head pale yellow to yellowish brown or reddish brown with reddish-brown to brown maculation. Dorsum of body pale to dark purplish brown, meson of thorax and anterior abdominal segments tannish; pale lateral patches on thorax followed by broad pale lateral streak on abdomen; venter pale purplish brown to purplish brown(1)
Range
Wisconsin, Michigan, Ontario to Maine and south to New Jersey(1)
Season
Univoltine on Block Island, RI, with a flight from late June to late August peaking in late July and early August.(2)
Food
Comptonia asplenifolia (sweetfern - formerly in the genus Myrica), Myrica gale L. (bog-myrtle), M. pensylvanica (northern bayberry) (3)