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Species Argyrotaenia quercifoliana - Oak Leafroller - Hodges#3623

Oak Leafroller - Argyrotaenia quercifoliana Moth - Argyrotaenia quercifoliana Oak Leafroller - Argyrotaenia quercifoliana Argyrotaenia quercifoliana Lined Oak Leafroller - Argyrotaenia quercifoliana Tortricidae: Argyrotaenia quercifoliana - Argyrotaenia quercifoliana Argyrotaenia quercifoliana Argyrotaenia quercifoliana
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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 Argyrotaenia
Species quercifoliana (Oak Leafroller - Hodges#3623)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
QUERCIFOLIANA: oak genus is Quercus; "foliana" - foliage or leaves; larvae feed on the leaves of oak.
wingspan 16-24 mm
Adult: forewing pale yellowish-cream with golden-brown speckling; AM and PM lines brown, oblique, usually complete; longitudinal line near middle of PM line joins subterminal line to form a hollow circle in subterminal area; hindwing white with yellow shading in lower half [adapted from description by Charles Covell]
throughout eastern North America
open woods and edges, shrubby areas; adults are nocturnal and come to light
adults fly from May to July
larvae feed on leaves of oak, witch-hazel, and perhaps buckthorn
See Also
Lesser All-green Leafroller (A. quadrifasciana) forewing is darker and lacks longitudinal line connecting PM line to subterminal line
Internet References
live adult images plus description, foodplants, flight season (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
adult image and foodplants (Larry Line, Maryland)