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Species Syndemis afflictana - Gray Leafroller - Hodges#3672

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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 Archipini
Genus Syndemis
Species afflictana (Gray Leafroller - Hodges#3672)
Hodges Number
3672
Other Common Names
Dead Leaf Roller
Black-and-gray Banded Leafroller
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Syndemis afflictana (Walker, 1863)
Sciaphila ? afflictana Walker, 1863 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin afflictandus meaning "struck down, harrassed, tormented,"
Size
Wingspan 18-23 mm.
Larva to 20 mm.
Identification
Adult: wings bicolored - basal half silvery, distal half brownish-gray; surface sprinkled with short squiggly streaks.
Larva: head green, unmarked; body yellowish-green with yellowish subdorsal stripe and prominent cream-colored spiracular stripe.
Range
Across southern Canada and northern US; in the west, extends south in the mountains to California. Also occurs in Florida.
Described material: St. Martin’s Falls, Albany River, Hudson’s Bay (Dr. Barnston); Nova Scotia (Lieut. Redman).
Season
Rare in collections because adults fly in early spring (Powell, 1996).
Food
Larvae feed on various trees species, according to geographic location: Douglas-fir, subalpine fir, balsam fir, mountain alder, apple, white birch, maple, spruce, tamarack, willow.
Life Cycle
One generation per year; overwinters as a penultimate-stage larva; pupation occurs in early June.
Print References
Powell, J.A., 1996. Biosystematic studies of conifer-feeding Choristoneura (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) in the Western United States. University of California Press, p.186
Walker, F., 1863. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. Part XXVIII – Tortricites and Tineites. British Museum (Natural History), p.337. (1)