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Species Zophodia grossulariella - Zophodia grossulariella - Hodges#5968

A Pyralid Moth - Zophodia grossulariella Gooseberry Fruitworm Moth - Zophodia grossulariella Pyralidae: Zophodia grossulariella? - Zophodia grossulariella Gooseberry Fruitworm Moth - Zophodia grossulariella Pyralidae: Zophodia grossulariella? - Zophodia grossulariella Pyralid Moth - Zophodia grossulariella Zophodia grossulariella Zophodia grossulariella
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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 Zophodia
Species grossulariella (Zophodia grossulariella - Hodges#5968)
Hodges Number
5968
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tinea convolutella Hübner, 1796
Tinea grossulariella Hübner, 1809
Zophodia grossulariella (Hübner, 1809)
Pempelia grossulariae C. V. Riley, 1869
Dakruma turbatella Grote, 1878
Dakruma convolutella Grote, 1882
Euzophera franconiella Hulst, 1890
Zophodia bella Hulst, 1892
Zophodia grossulariae dilattivitta Dyar, 1925
Zophodia grossulariae ihouna Dyar, 1925
Zophodia grossulariae magnificans Dyar, 1925
Zophodia grossularialis Hübner, 1825
Zophodia convolutella var. pallidella Lambillon, 1921
Zophodia grossulariella robineaui Leraut, 1997
Season
Univoltine, with flight records from April to June(1).
Food
Larvae feed on gooseberries and currants (genus Ribes), at first hollowing out one or more fruits, and later feeding on leaves(1).
Remarks
Distribution is holarctic (in North America and Europe at least to the Urals). Some state this species was introduced to North America from Europe (see here). Others state it may have been introduced in the old world. Powell & Opler(1) state: "This species was first described in Europe in 1809, but it has no close relatives there, and it may have been introduced via nursery stock from North America, where it occurs over much of southern Canada and the northern United States."
Print References
Neunzig, H.H., 1997. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 37; pl. 2, figs. 1-2. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 195; pl. 26, fig. 23. (1)