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Species Olethreutes versicolorana - Hodges#2814

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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 Olethreutes
Species versicolorana (Olethreutes versicolorana - Hodges#2814)
Hodges Number
2814
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes versicolorana (Clemens, 1860)
Exartema versicolorana Clemens, 1860 (1)
Exartema versicoloranum (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "changing color."
Size
Wingspan 16-17 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - forewing grayish-brown at base, in median area, and across apex; broad irregular whitish band runs across PM area from costa to anal angle; another whitish band runs along costa from base to AM area, then across to inner margin; several short black marks along costa from base to apex; hindwing light grayish-brown with white fringe.
Range
Great Lake states plus Ontario and Quebec; type specimen presumably collected in Pennsylvania.
Food
Larval hosts include: (3)
dogwood (Cornus)
running serviceberry (Amelanchier stolonifera)
chokeberry (Prunus virginiana)
dock (Rumex)
willow (Salix)
See Also
In several similar species, the whitish AM band does not extend along the costa to the base of the forewing.
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.
3.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database