Other Common Names
Locust Leaf Roller (larva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agonopterix robiniella (Packard, 1869)
Depressaria robiniella Packard, 1869
Depressaria hilarella Zeller, 1873
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet robiniella from the locust genus Robinia, the larval foodplant, and origin of the common name Locust Leaf Roller.
Adult - forewing ground color orangish with sparse dark speckling; diffuse X-shaped gray shade line in basal half; single black dot in area of AM line; gray shading may extend into distal half of wing, giving overall patchy/blotchy appearance; hindwing brownish-gray with pale fringe.
Larva - head black; body green with thin pale band across each abdominal segment.
Nova Scotia to Georgia, west to Oklahoma, north to Illinois, Michigan, southern Ontario.
Adults fly from June to October.
) forewing is more yellowish-brown, has more extensive dark speckling, a reddish-orange smudge near middle of wing, two black spots usually present in location of AM line, and a diffuse gray shade line from middle of wing toward inner margin, then bending toward apex
Packard, A.S. 1869. Guide to the study of insects and a treatise on those injurious and beneficial to crops (Ninth edition). Henry Holt & Company. p.349
pinned adult image
by David Smith (John Snyder, Furman U., South Carolina)
plus date and foodplant (Larry Line, Maryland)
live larva image
by Steven Munson, plus common name reference [Locust Leaf Roller; larva] (USDA Forest Service, insectimages.org)
(Dalton State College, Georgia)