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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)
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.

Eastern North America
Adults fly from late June to August
Larvae feed on apple, blueberry, geranium, goldenrod, sassafras, strawberry, violets, willow, and other plants
See Also
Other "bell-shaped" Leafrollers:
Internet References
live adult images plus description, food plants, and flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)