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Species Hedya salicella - Hodges#2864.1

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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 Olethreutini
Genus Hedya
Species salicella (Hedya salicella - Hodges#2864.1)
Hodges Number
2864.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hedya salicella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phalaena salicella Linnaeus, 1758 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin salix for the host plant (willow).
Size
Wingspan: 19 to 24 mm (2).
Identification
See species page at UKMoths(2) in internet references below.
Range
Native to Europe. North American records from Ontario (1956), Massachusetts (1975), Newfoundland (1985) and Missouri (1985) (3).
Season
North American records from June to August, possibly bivoltine (3).
Food
Larvae feed in spun shoots and folded leaves of Salix and Populus species (3).
Life Cycle
"Details of wintering in Eurasia are unclear, but adult flight dates also suggest that the egg or partly grown larva is the wintering stage" (3).
Print References
Hübner, J. 1825. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge 7: Pl.3, f.11.
Linnaeus, C. 1758. Systema Naturae (Edn. 10), 1: 536 (1).
Sabourin, M., Miller, W.E. & Dang, P.T., 2002. Hedya salicella (L.), a Palaearctic species, collected in North America (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 56: 172–173 (3).
Works Cited
1.Systema Naturae, 10th ed.
Carolus Linnaeus (Carl Linné). 1758.
2.UKMoths
3.Hedya salicella (L.), a Palaearctic species, collected in North America (Tortricidae)
Michael Sabourin, William E. Miller, P.T. Dang. 2002. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 56: 172–173.