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Species Acrobasis caryivorella - Hickory Shoot Moth - Hodges#5686

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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 caryivorella (Hickory Shoot Moth - Hodges#5686)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrobasis caryaevorella Dyar, 1908
synonym Acrobasis caryivorella Ragonot, 1887 (from MPG)
* phylogenetic sequence #168650
Larvae mature at 15.5-19.3 mm(1)
Larvae - Head reddish brown to dark reddish brown usually with indistinct maculation. Dorsal and lateral aspects of thorax dark olive green becoming pale olive green on abdomen; pale lateral patches on thorax and broad pale lateral streak on abdomen ; venter pale olive green.(1)
probably occurs throughout most of eastern United States and southeastern Canada.(1)
larval host is Carpinus caroliniana(1)
Life Cycle
For detailed biology see Neunzig(1)
Larvae bore into new shoots then tie them together with silken thread. Full grown larvae construct oval cocoons.(2)
Two to 4 generations per year depending on the region(2)
Internet References
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.