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Species Archips purpurana - Hodges#3658

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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 Archipini
Genus Archips
Species purpurana (Archips purpurana - Hodges#3658)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Also known as Omnivorous Leafroller but that name is more commonly applied to another species, Platynota stultana, and is therefore confusing
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Archips purpurana (Clemens, 1865)
Loxotaenia purpurana Clemens, 1865 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin purpura meaning "purple," for the "dull purplish brown" forewings. (1)
Wingspan 18-27 mm.
Adult is easily recognized by the strongly sinuous, "bell-shaped" costal margin. FW is light to dark purplish brown with darker fine brown to reddish brown thin lines and reticulations. The lines in the basal and median areas are more distinct than the others and sometimes border more darkly shaded areas. The edge of the costa and fringe is typically darker as well as a small thoracic scale tuft. HW white, shaded with gray in area of anal angle.

Across southern Canada from British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Florida, Texas, and Nevada. (2)
Univoltine on Block Island, RI, with adult records from early July to early September.(3)
Larvae feed on goldenrod, currant, blueberry, raspberry, willow, cherry, violet, strawberry, plus other deciduous trees, shrubs, and forbs. (2)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1865. North American micro-lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 5: 136. (1)
Works Cited
1.North American Micro-Lepidoptera
Clemens, Brackenridge. 1865. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, Volume 5: 139-47.
2.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
3.Block Island Moths