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Species Olethreutes inornatana - Inornate Olethreutes - Hodges#2788

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Olethreutes
Species inornatana (Inornate Olethreutes - Hodges#2788)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Olethreutes inornatana (Clemens, 1860)
Exartema inornatana Clemens, 1860 (1)
Exartema inornatanum
Sericoris inornatana
Cymolomia inornatana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "unadorned, undecorated."
Wingspan 15-22 mm. (2)
Adult - forewing pale yellowish or silvery-gray with scattered black speckling; dark shading around perimeter (along outer margin and mid-way along costa) may extend inward to cover more of wing surface in some individuals; thorax chestnut-colored with central blackish patch (visible as raised tufts of scales when viewed from the side); colors in preserved specimens more subdued (duller and darker) than in live individuals; hindwing gray with dark veins and either pale or dark fringe.
Larva - head and anal shield blackish, body white to pale green with pale reddish brown bands. (1)
Maine and Quebec to Ontario and Wisconsin, south to Illinois and Maryland; also reported from Kansas, Texas, and Alberta.
Larvae feed on leaves of black cherry (Prunus serotina), chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), dogwood (Cornus spp.), and strawberry (Fragaria spp.); also reported to feed on White Oak (Quercus alba). (3)
See Also
Olethreutes mysteriana is similar but lacks a chestnut thorax, and has less dark shading along outer margin of forewing.
O. quadrifidum is superficially similar but can be easily separated from O. inornatana by dissection.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - No. 6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 357. (1)
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.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
3.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database