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Species Argyrotaenia mariana - Gray-banded Leafroller - Hodges#3625

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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 Argyrotaenia
Species mariana (Gray-banded Leafroller - Hodges#3625)
Hodges Number
3625
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyrotaenia mariana (Fernald, 1882)
Lophoderus mariana Fernald, 1882 (1)
Explanation of Names
"In naming this beautiful species for my wife, Maria E. Fernald, I wish to say that I am indebted to her more than to all others for assistance and encouragement in my studies." (1)
Size
Wingspan 19-21 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - large dark gray patch (roughly triangular) extends from costa about halfway across forewing, contrasting sharply with pale yellowish or whitish ground color; a greenish-yellow band connects the two dark patches when the wings are together in the resting position.
Range
Records throughout the eastern United States and Canada from Alberta to Nova Scotia. (2), (3)
Type locality: Orono, Maine.
Food
Larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees and shrubs, and occasionally forbs. (2)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid on leaves and twigs. First instar larvae suspend themselves on silken lines and occasionally get dispersed by wind to other plants. Early instars skeletonize leaves, later instars either roll the leaves or tie several together, or tie a leaf to a fruit and feed on both. Overwinters as pupa. (2)
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 67. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae.
Charles Henry Fernald. 1882. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 65-72.
2.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
3.North American Moth Photographers Group