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Species Pandemis lamprosana - Woodgrain Leafroller - Hodges#3593

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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 Pandemis
Species lamprosana (Woodgrain Leafroller - Hodges#3593)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pandemis lamprosana (Robinson, 1869)
Tortrix lamprosana Robinson, 1869 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Greek lampros (λαμπρος) meaning "bright, shining, radiant"
Wingspan 21-26 mm. (1)
Forewing length: male 8.0-10.5 mm, 9.5-12.0 mm. (2)
Larva to 20 mm. (2)
A chunky moth with broad-based almost rectangular wings; forewing has 3 medium-to-dark brown areas: a large basal patch crossing the wing, a broad oblique band running from mid-costa to inner margin near anal angle, and a small patch (sometimes faint) along the costa near the apex; other areas of forewing are lighter yellowish-brown.
Northeastern U.S. and southern Canada (Quebec and Ontario). (2)
Described material: New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts (Sanborn). (1)
Larvae feed on leaves of a variety of deciduous trees, including ash, aspen, basswood, birch, beech, chokecherry, hophornbeam, honeylocust, maple, oak, sassafras, sycamore, witch hazel. (2)
Life Cycle
Overwinters as a young larva, completing its development in the spring.
See Also
Pandemis limitata (Robinson) has a more uniformly-colored forewing with 3 pale lines crossing it. Paul Dennehy comments "the difference is in the dark patch near the FW apex. In limitata, the patch is a distinct crescent shape surrounded entirely by lighter color, but in lamprosana, the distal portion of the patch fades into the darker ground color toward the apex."
Print References
Robinson, C.T., 1869. Notes on American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 264. (1)
Works Cited
1.Notes on American Tortricidae.
Coleman T. Robinson. 1869. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 261-288.
2.Tortricids of Agricultural Importance
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group