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Species Cydia latiferreana - Filbertworm Moth - Hodges#3494

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Grapholitini
Genus Cydia
Species latiferreana (Filbertworm Moth - Hodges#3494)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cydia latiferreana (Walsingham, 1879)
Carpocapsa latiferreana Walsingham, 1879 (1)
Melissopus latiferreana
Phylogenetic sequence #621383
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "rusty flanks" for the "broad metallic bronzy median fascia." (1)
Genus includes 47 spp. (2), including the Codling moth and the Mexican Jumping Bean Borer.
Wingspan 14-19 mm. (3)
Forewing variably colored, rusty to tan or dark brown. Three metallic bands across forewing, middle most complete (3). Hindwing dark grayish/brown.
Widespread across North America.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Bug Guide - map of photo records submitted to the guide.
Most records are from April to November.
Oak acorns, beech nuts, and chestnut burrs per Kimball (1965) (4). Covell (3) notes that larvae may feed inside of "oak apples", which are galls formed by a Cypnid wasp in the genus Amphibolips. It is not clear if it actually feeds on filberts, Corylus (3). It is a pest of Pecan per Knudson & Bordelon (2001) (5).
Life Cycle
Mated pair

Larva (Tort AI)
Jason Dombroskie notes that C. latiferreana complex probably includes undescribed species.
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates at Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Covell, C.V. 1984. Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths. p. 416, plate 60#4 (3)
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 183.302.(6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 17.7♂, 17.8♂, 60.30; p. 142.(7)
Walsingham, Lord. 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 4: 70; Pl.76, f.8. (1)
Works Cited
1.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
5.Illustrated Checklist of Lepidoptera from the Texas Hill Country and Adjacent Areas, Pub. 8
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2001. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. 37 pp., 10 color plates.
6.Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States, An Identification Guide
Gilligan, Todd M., Donald J. Wright, and Loran D. Gibson. 2008. Ohio Biological Survey, P.O. Box 21370, Columbus, Ohio 43221-0370.
7.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.