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Species Olethreutes fasciatana - Banded Olethreutes - Hodges#2823

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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 Olethreutes
Species fasciatana (Banded Olethreutes - Hodges#2823)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Bird Dropping Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes fasciatana (Clemens, 1860)
Exartema fasciatana Clemens, 1860 (1)
Sericoris fasciatana
Cymolomia fasciatana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "banded."
Wingspan 13-16 mm. (2)
"Orthotaenia undulana generally has a much paler ST area (past the second dark band) with a particularly noticeable paler FW tornus, while Olethreutes fasciatana is generally darker. But the fringe tells the story. Olethreutes fasciatana has a particular FW fringe pattern. The fringe at the apex is black, followed by 3 bands of white/black/white. The rest is usually dull brownish gray. The FW fringe in O. undulana is completely pale or suffuse gray. The problem is that in worn specimens, both of these characteristics can be hard to see. Also, I should note that I've never personally confirmed these characteristics directly with a Tort expert, so I could be wrong. But this has been my observation and it is consistent with photographic records of the two." [JD Roberts]
Known from North America, including Alabama, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. (3)
Univoltine on Block Island, RI, with a single flight peaking late June to mid-July and records from early June to mid-August.(4)
Larval hosts include balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera), quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides), willow (Salix) and dock (Rumex). (5)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 357. (1)
Works Cited
1.Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 345-362.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
4.Block Island Moths
5.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database