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Genus Balsa

Balsa tristrigella Three-lined Balsa - Hodges #9663 (Balsa tristrigella) - Balsa tristrigella Many-dotted Appleworm - Hodges#9662 - Balsa malana Three-lined Balsa - Hodges#9663 - Balsa tristrigella 8957 Eyed Paectes? - Balsa malana Torticidae - Balsa White-blotched Balsa - Balsa labecula Three-lined Balsa - Balsa tristrigella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Balsinae
Genus Balsa
Numbers
3 species in North America (nearctica.com)
3 species in Canada
Size
wingspan about 25-30 mm
Identification
forewing light to medium brown with dark longitudinal lines on the distal half (in two species) and 2 or 3 thicker oblique lines running from the costa part-way across the wing in all species
hindwing light yellowish or grayish with a thin dark terminal line
Range
eastern North America
Season
adults fly from May to August
Food
larval host preferences vary by species but the list includes the leaves of apple, cherry, elm, hawthorn, pear, plum
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 3 species in North America (CBIF)