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Species Zeiraphera unfortunana - Purple-Striped Shootworm Moth - Hodges#3243

Zeiraphera unfortunana - Hodges #3243 - Zeiraphera unfortunana Zeiraphera unfortunana - Hodges #3243 - Zeiraphera unfortunana
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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 Eucosmini
Genus Zeiraphera
Species unfortunana (Purple-Striped Shootworm Moth - Hodges#3243)
Hodges Number
3243
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zeiraphera unfortunana Ferris & Kruse, 2008 (1)
Zeiraphera unfortunana Powell, 1983 (nomen nudum)
Explanation of Names
Jerry A. Powell first suggested the name unfortunana in 1983 but unfortunately (pun intended) never described the moth. The name gained some use and was retained to avoid further confusion. The epithet, of course, means "unfortunate," likely as a contrast to Zeiraphera fortunana (Kearfott, 1907) which it resembles. (1)
Size
Wingspan ♂ 14-17 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - wings have a color-contrasted checkered mosaic pattern, especially in females. Ground color of interfaciae white. (1)
Range
Nova Scotia to British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and Alaska into northern portions of the United States. (1)
Type locality: Black Sturgeon Lake, Ontario.
Food
white spruce (Picea glauca - principle larval host. (1)
Other reported hosts include:
Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmanni)
Sitka spruce (Picea stichensis)
balsam fir (Abies balsamea)
subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa)
Pacific silver fir (Abies amabilis)
See Also
Zeiraphera canadensis Mutuura & Freeman - ochreous interfaciae (1)
Zeiraphera fotunana (Kearfott, 1907) - pale gray or tan interfaciae
Print References
Ferris, C.D. & J.J. Kruse, 2008. A new species of Zeiraphera Treitschke (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 62(1): 31-35. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A new species of Zeiraphera Treitschke (Tortricidae).
Clifford D. Ferris & James J. Kruse. 2008. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 62(1): 31-35.