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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
Other Common Names
confusion with Argyrotaenia quercifoliana, commonly known as Oak Leafroller.
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Archips semiferana (Walker, 1863)
Archips semiferanus
originally placed it in genus Lophoderus
Phylogenetic sequence # 111775
26 Archips species occur in America north of Mexico.
wingspan 17-22 mm
larva length to 29 mm
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. (1), (2)
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
Internet References
pinned adult image by Jim Vargo (Dalton State College, Georgia)
larva description plus foodplants and biology (