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Species Ditula angustiorana - Apricot moth - Hodges#3692

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Ditula
Species angustiorana (Apricot moth - Hodges#3692)
Hodges Number
3692
Other Common Names
Narrow-winged Red Bar
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ditula rotundana (Haworth, 1811)
Tortrix angustiorana Haworth, 1811
Ditula dumeriliana (Duponchel, 1836)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet angustiorana is from Latin meaning "narrower."
Size
Wingspan 12-18 mm.
Identification
Larva - mature larvae up to 14 mm long. Head, brownish yellow with distinct ocellar area and lateral bar on cheek. Thoracic shield usually yellowish, grading to brownish laterally. Body, yellowish green above spiracular line creamy yellow below. Faint green middorsal stripe.
Range
In Canada this species is restricted to south coastal British Columbia; it also occurs south along the coast to California and throughout Europe.
Season
June - July
Food
The principal coniferous hosts of Ditula angustiorana are Douglas-fir, western yew and common yew; other hosts include Garry oak, ivy, boxwood and apple.
Life Cycle
This species overwinters as a young larva. Larval feeding resumes in spring and continues until June. Pupation occurs in June, and adults emerge from June to July. Eggs are laid in shingle like masses on host foliage.
Remarks
Non native.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - Images of live & pinned adults
UK Moths - Images of live adults, larva, & pupa
Conifer Defoliating Insects of British Columbia - Images of larva & bionomic info
Lepidoptera of Belgium - Images of live adults & info
Pherobase - Image of live adult