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Species Archips semiferana - Oak Leafroller Moth - Hodges#3653

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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 semiferana (Oak Leafroller Moth - Hodges#3653)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Archips semiferana (Walker, 1863)
Lophoderus ? semiferanus Walker, 1863 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin semifer meaning "half-beast (such as of a centaur, satyr or Sphinx)."
Wingspan about 18-25 mm. (2)
Larva to 29 mm. (3)
Adult: forewing light yellowish-brown to reddish-brown with pale patches along costa; hindwing pale grayish-brown with whitish fringe.
Larva: body various shades of green with black head.
Eastern United States and southeastern Canada. (4), (5)
Adults fly from April to August. Larvae present from March to June.
Larvae feed on leaves of oak (Quercus spp.) and sometimes witchhazel (Hamamelis spp.) or apple (Malus spp.).
Life Cycle
One generation per year; overwinters as an egg.
See Also
Choristoneura lambertiana
Print References
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.336. (1)