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Species Choristoneura fractivittana - Broken-banded Leafroller - Hodges#3632

 Broken-banded Leafroller Moth - Hodges #3632 - Choristoneura fractivittana Moth on Hornbeam - Choristoneura fractivittana  Broken-banded Leafroller - Choristoneura fractivittana 20150508-DSC_9635 - Choristoneura fractivittana Broken-banded Leafroller? - Choristoneura fractivittana Tortricid - Choristoneura fractivittana Choristoneura fractivittana - male C. fractivittana ex Prunus serotina - Choristoneura fractivittana
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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 Choristoneura
Species fractivittana (Broken-banded Leafroller - Hodges#3632)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Dark-banded Fireworm (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Choristoneura fractivittana (Clemens, 1865)
Lozotaenia fractivittana Clemens, 1865 (2)
Tortrix fumosa Robinson, 1869 (3)
Choristoneura fumosa (Robinson, 1869)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the Latin fractus + vitta meaning "broken-banded", refering to the broken or separated brown band on the forewing.
Wingspan 16-28 mm.
Adult - orangish-yellow with oblique brown median band, broken by ground color near upper end (the break more conspicuous in males than females). Narrow brown subapical patch at costa linked to median band in males, separated in females. HW dark gray in male; tan with gray shade in lower half in female. Male usually smaller and darker than female. [adapted from description by Charles Covell]
Alberta to Nova Scotia, south to South Carolina, Texas, and Washington. (1)
Type locality: Virginia.
Type locality Choristoneura fumosa (Robinson, 1869): Ohio.
Larvae feed on apple, beech, birch, elm, maple, oak, and blackberry (Rubus). (1)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1865. North American micro-lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 5: 136. (2)
Works Cited
1.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
2.North American Micro-Lepidoptera
Clemens, Brackenridge. 1865. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, Volume 5: 139-47.
3.Notes on American Tortricidae.
Coleman T. Robinson. 1869. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 261-288.