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Species Cenopis reticulatana - Reticulated Fruitworm - Hodges#3720

Reticulated Sparganothis Moth  - Hodges #3720 - Cenopis reticulatana Tortricidae, spent pupa - Cenopis reticulatana reticulated fruitworm - Cenopis reticulatana Reticulated Fruitworm - Cenopis reticulatana moth - Cenopis reticulatana Reticulated Fruitworm Moth - Cenopis reticulatana - Cenopis reticulatana Cenopis reticulatana Cenopis reticulatana
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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Sparganothini
Genus Cenopis
Species reticulatana (Reticulated Fruitworm - Hodges#3720)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cenopis reticulatana (Clemens, 1860)
Croesia ? reticulatana Clemens, 1860 (1)
Sparganothis reticulatana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the Latin reticulatus (made like a net), from "rete" (a net); refers to the forewings "minutely reticulated with reddish orange." (1)
Wingspan 15-17 mm. (2)
Adult: forewing yellow, covered by netlike pattern of orange lines; AM line dark brown, diagonal, thicker at costa, terminating in triangular blotch at inner margin; PM line begins with blotch at costa, then divides to form Y shape with top pointing toward inner margin; hindwing white with variable yellowish shading along outer margin. [adapted from description by Lynn Scott]
Records from much of the United States and Canada, absent from the Pacific states and much of the southwest. (3)
Univoltine on Block Island, RI, with adult records from early July to late August.(4)
Larvae are leafrollers on plants from several families. Have been recorded on alder, apple, ash, aster, birch, beech, blueberry, cherry, maple, oak, pear. (5) Also Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum); Wooly Buckthorn (Sideroxylon lanuginosum); Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii); Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa); Golden Alexanders (Zizia aurea)
Life Cycle
Larva; pupa; adult
See Also
Sparganothis Fruitworm Moth (Sparganothis sulfureana) forewings form a dark thick X pattern when wings are held together at rest, and PM line does not divide into a Y shape.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 353. (1)
Covell, p. 421, plate 59-13 (2)
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.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Block Island Moths
5.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database