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Species Grapholita delineana - Eurasian Hemp Moth - Hodges#3443.1

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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 Olethreutinae
Tribe Grapholitini
Genus Grapholita
Species delineana (Eurasian Hemp Moth - Hodges#3443.1)
Hodges Number
3443.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Grapholita delineana (Walker, 1863)
Size
FWL 4.5-6.5mm (1)
WS 11.5 mm (male), 15 mm (female)
Identification
Adult: FW dark brown with two pair of white dorsal strigulae on each forewing. HW are dark brown. Wing pattern is similar to other Grapholita, especially Grapholita tristrigana in eastern North America. The dorsal strigulae in G. delineana are usually narrow and distinctly separated, while those in G. tristrigana may be confluent. (2)
Larva: Similar to other Grapholita. An anal comb is absent. (2)
Range
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart (1)
Season
Adults are present in mid-May to August in North America. (1)
Food
Larvae feed in the stems and developing seeds of Cannabis sativa (marijuana).
Life Cycle
2-3 generations per year. Females lay eggs on the leaves and stems of the host plant. Larvae feed in the stems, on developing seeds, and also on flowers. Infested plants show a swelling in the stem and possibly and entrance hole with extruded frass. Pupation occurs in the soil. (1)
Remarks
An introduced species, probably with hemp.