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Species Hedya cyanana - Hodges#2864

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Hedya
Species cyanana (Hedya cyanana - Hodges#2864)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Rose Leaf-tyer (Murtfeldt)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hedya cyanana (Murtfeldt, 1880)
Penthina cyanana Murtfeldt, 1880
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin cyan meaning "dark blue" for the forewings that are "profusely ornamented with an intricate pattern in dark metallic blue."
Forewing length 6.5-7.0 mm. (1)
Mature larva about 12-13 mm (Murtfeldt, 1880).
Larva - glossy dark green with dark line along the dorsum. Head polished honey-yellow to olive. Cervical shield nearly same color as head. (Murtfeldt, 1880).
Adult - see Murtfeldt in Print References.
Records from the eastern half of the United States. (2)
Larvae are bladerollers of rose and thistle (Cirsium). (3), (1)
Life Cycle
Pupates in tied leaf structure on the host (Murtfeldt, 1880).
See Also
Aterpia approximana (Heinrich, 1919)
Print References
Murtfeldt, M., 1880. The rose leaf-tyer (Penthina cyanana n.sp.). The American Entomologist 1(1): 14.
Works Cited
1.Guide to the Olethreutine moths of midland North America (Tortricidae).
William E. Miller. 1987. United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Agriculture Handbook 660: 1-104.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database