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Species Cenopis reticulatana - Reticulated Fruitworm - Hodges#3720

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Sparganothini
Genus Cenopis
Species reticulatana (Reticulated Fruitworm - Hodges#3720)
Hodges Number
3720
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)
Size
Wingspan 15-17 mm. (2)
Identification
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]
Range
Records from much of the United States and Canada, absent from the Pacific states and much of the southwest. (3)
Season
Adults fly in July and August in Ontario; Covell (2) gives flight season of June-August.
Food
Larvae are leafrollers on plants from several families. Have been recorded on alder, apple, ash, aster, birch, beech, blueberry, cherry, maple, oak, pear. (4)
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.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database