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Species Acrobasis caryae - Hickory Shoot Borer Moth - Hodges#5664

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Acrobasis Group)
Genus Acrobasis
Species caryae (Hickory Shoot Borer Moth - Hodges#5664)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrobasis caryae Grote, 1881
Explanation of Names
named for the genus of its host Carya (Hickory)
Larvae mature at 12.5-15.3 mm. (1)
Larvae - head reddish brown to dark reddish brown usually with dark-brown maculation. Dorsum of body pale yellowish green; dorsum of thorax mostly pale yellow; overlap of segments pale yellow, in some larvae becoming pink; venter pale yellowish green.(1) [Randy Hardy]
Life Cycle
Overwinter as larvae in a small case near the base of a bud.(2)
Second generation larvae bore into newly-set nuts. Older larva feed on the shucks only and cause little or no damage.(2)
3-4 generations per year in the south.(2)
Print References
Neunzig, H.H., 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico; Fascicle 15.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 33; pl. 3.29-34. (3)
Works Cited
1.Taxonomy of Acrobasis larvae and pupae in Eastern North America (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
H. H. Neunzig. 1972. USDA Technical Bulletin 1457.
2.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
3.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 15.2 Pyralidae (Part) Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 1986. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems