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Species Archips packardiana - Spring Spruce Needle Moth - Hodges#3667

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Archips
Species packardiana (Spring Spruce Needle Moth - Hodges#3667)
Hodges Number
3667
Other Common Names
Spruce Needleworm (larva)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
described in 1886 by Fernald, who originally placed it in genus Tortrix
Size
wingspan about 17 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing with blotchy pattern of black and white (or pale gray) patches; pale areas have diffuse dark lines running through them; hindwing dark gray with white fringe
Range
northern United States and southern Canada (Internet records from Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan)
Habitat
coniferous or mixed woods
Season
adults fly in July in Ontario and Michigan
Food
larvae apparently feed on spruce needles (judging from the common name; no info found on Web)
Internet References
live adult images by Dave Beadle and John Lee plus common name reference [Spring Spruce Needle Moth] and photos of related species by various photographers (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image [labeled Tortrix packardiana], plus presence in Maine and New Hampshire (Todd Gilligan, tortricidae.com)
16 pinned adult images [and a geometrid moth thrown in for good measure!] plus collection site map, showing presence in New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario (All-Leps)
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Michigan; list (Michigan Entomological Society)
collection record in July (Bob Kriegel, Michigan)
presence in Minnesota and Saskatchewan; PDF doc citation Phylogeny of Nearctic Species of the Xylosteana Group of Archips (James Kruse and Felix Sperling, U. of Alberta)
common name reference; PDF doc [Spruce Needleworm] (Jason Dombroskie, Pembroke Area Field Naturalists, Ontario)
common name reference [Spring Spruce Needle Moth] (Entomological Society of Canada)
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=22608