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Species Archips semiferanus - Oak Leafroller Moth - Hodges#3653

Tortricidae: Archips semiferana - Archips semiferanus Moth - Archips semiferanus Moth - Archips semiferanus Oak Leafroller Moth - Archips semiferanus Oak Leafroller Moth - Archips semiferanus Oak Leafroller Moth - Archips semiferanus Archips semiferana - Archips semiferanus oak leafroller moth - Archips semiferanus
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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 Archips
Species semiferanus (Oak Leafroller Moth - Hodges#3653)
Hodges Number
3653
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Archips semiferanus (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)."
Size
Wingspan about 18-25 mm. (2)
Larva to 29 mm. (3)
Identification
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.
Range
e. NA - Map (4)(GBIF)
Season
Adults fly from April to July. Larvae present from March to June.
Food
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
- Range: w. NA
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)