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Species Sparganothis unifasciana - One-banded Sparganothis - Hodges#3711

Yellow Moth with Orange Markings - Sparganothis unifasciana One-banded Sparganothis - Hodges#3711 (Sparganothis unifasciana) - Sparganothis unifasciana One-banded Sparganothis - Hodges#3711 - Sparganothis unifasciana One-lined Sparganothis - Sparganothis unifasciana Moth - Sparganothis unifasciana Possible Sparganothis Yellow Moth - Sparganothis unifasciana small yellow moth with orange markings - Sparganothis unifasciana Sparganothis unifasciana (One-Lined Sparganothis) - Sparganothis unifasciana
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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 Sparganothis
Species unifasciana (One-banded Sparganothis - Hodges#3711)
Hodges Number
3711
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sparganothis unifasciana (Clemens, 1864)
Croesia ? unifasciana Clemens, 1864 (1)
[i]Tortrix puritana Robinson, 1869 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin unis fascia meaning "single-banded", for the single diagonal band crossing the forewing.
Size
Forewing length 10.5-12.7 mm. (3)
Identification
Adult: forewing yellow, crossed by diagonal orangish-brown band; orangish-brown blotch along costa about two-thirds distance from base; another blotch near middle of subterminal area; hindwing pale gray.
Range
Widespread in the Northeast at low elevations, west to Alberta, Colorado, eastern Washington and northern Arizona at high elevations. (3)
Food
A general feeder, have been bred on herbaceous ground covers, conifers and ash. (3)
See Also
Sparganothis sulfureana forewing has broken diagonal band, and lacks blotch in subterminal area.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1864. North American micro-lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 3(3): 516. (1)
Works Cited
1.North American micro-lepidoptera.
Brackenridge Clemens. 1864. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 3(3): 505-520.
2.Notes on American Tortricidae.
Coleman T. Robinson. 1869. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 261-288.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.