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Species Rhopobota naevana - Holly Tortrix - Hodges#3276

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Eucosmini
Genus Rhopobota
Species naevana (Holly Tortrix - Hodges#3276)
Hodges Number
3276
Other Common Names
Holly Bud Moth
Blackheaded Fireworm (larvae)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rhopobota naevana (Hübner, [1817])
Tortrix naevana Hübner, ([1817])
Phylogenetic sequence #621188
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin naevus meaning "birthmark."
Size
Wingspan 10-14 mm. (1)
Identification
Food
Holly (Ilex), apple, blueberry, cherry, Crataegus, Fraxinus, Prunus, Pyrus, Sorbus, Spiraea, Syringa, and Vaccinium.
Remarks
Introduced in British Columbia in 1923.
Pest of some concern in cranberries and holly landscaping.
Print References
Hübner, J., [1817]. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge (261): Pl.41.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae
Carl Heinrich. 1923. United States National Museum Bulletin 123: 1-298.