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Species Argyrotaenia dorsalana - Hodges#3618

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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 dorsalana (Argyrotaenia dorsalana - Hodges#3618)
Hodges Number
3618
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyrotaenia dorsalana (Dyar, 1903)
Tortrix dorsalana Dyar, 1903 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin dorsum for the sometimes prominent dorsal markings.
Size
Wingspan 18-24 mm. (1)
Forewing length 8-12 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - pale yellow with variable dark markings. In parts of the Great Basin ground color is rust orange. (2)
Range
Southern British Columbia to eastern California, western Colorado, northern Arizona and New Mexico. (2)
Food
Mostly conifers, including pine, spruce and even juniper. Douglas fir is preferred host in British Columbia, pinyon pine in the Great Basin. Described from larvae bred on oak. (2), (1)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1903. List of Lepidoptera taken at Williams, Arizona by Messrs. Schwarz and Barber - I. Papilionoidea, Sphingoidea, Bombycoidea, Tineiodea (in part). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 5(3): 231. (1)
Works Cited
1.List of Lepidoptera taken at Williams, Arizona by Messrs. Schwarz and Barber.
Harrison G. Dyar. 1903. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 5(3): 223-235.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.