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Species Archips negundana - Larger Boxelder Leafroller Moth - Hodges#3654

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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 negundana (Larger Boxelder Leafroller Moth - Hodges#3654)
Hodges Number
3654
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Archips negundana (Dyar, 1902)
Cacoecia negundana Dyar, 1902
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant (Acer negunda).
Size
Wingspan about 17-21 mm. (1)
Forewing length 8.5-11 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - paler than Archips argyrospila (Walker). Females have "huge brushes of erect scales on the abdominal venter, which are laid in neat, imbricate rows across the egg masses." (2)
Range
Southern British Columbia to southern Quebec, south to California and Florida. (3)
Type locality: Pike's Peak, Colorado.
Food
Larva is a leafroller on boxelder (Acer negunda), nettle (Utica) and honeysuckle (Lonicera). (3)
See Also
Archips argyrospila (Walker)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. (in A.N. Caudell). 1902. Some insects from the summit of Pike's Peak, found on snow. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 5: 78.