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Species Apotomis removana - Green Aspen Leafroller - Hodges#2768

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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 Apotomis
Species removana (Green Aspen Leafroller - Hodges#2768)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apotomis removana (Kearfott, 1907)
Olethreutes removana Kearfott, 1907
Phylogenetic sequence #620523
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet removana from Latin meaning "removal," perhaps for the forewings described as "uniform gray, all marking obsolete." (1)
Wingspan about 17-21 mm. (1)
Forewing length 9.5-11 mm. (2)
Adult - see original description in Print References.
New Brunswick to British Columbia and adjacent northern states, south in the east to Florida, south in the west to California; type specimen collected in Pennsylvania.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection locations and dates.
Larvae feed on leaves of quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides). (2)
See Also
Apotomis deceptana is very similar but has a reduced range (doesn't occur in southern states), and lacks thick black streaking on forewing.
Print References
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p.55.28.(3)
Kearfott, W.D. 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 15 (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl.14.23m; p.130.(2)
Internet References
pinned adult image (T.M. Gilligan,
common name reference; PDF doc [Green Aspen Leafroller] and foodplant (Neil Booth, U. of Saskatchewan)
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.