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Species Cydia fahlbergiana - Hodges#3482

Cydia fahlbergiana
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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 Cydia
Species fahlbergiana (Cydia fahlbergiana - Hodges#3482)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cydia fahlbergiana (Thunberg, 1797)
Tortrix fahlbergiana Thunberg, 1797
Cydia ? flavicollis Walsingham, 1897 (1)
Cydia flavicollis
Laspeyresia flavicollis (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of Dr. Samuel Fahlberg (1758-1834) of Sweden. A longtime resident of Saint Barthélemy, Fahlberg was a doctor, surveyor, cartographer, architect and artist and published several scientific papers on the island's flora.
Wingspan about 15 mm. (1), (2)
A small Tortricid with bright yellow scaling on the head. Body and proximal half of forewings smooth gray. Ocellar patch large, white with black transverse barring, and bordered with black. Terminal area of forewing dark rufous. Hindwing mostly light gray, with darker gray shading terminally.
In the U.S., appears to be restricted to extreme southern Florida. Also occurs in the Carribean.
Type locality: Saint Barthélemy, Lesser Antilles. (3)
Larvae are bladerollers on catclaw blackbead (Pithecellobium unguis-cati) in Florida and in Puerto Rico on wild tamarind (Cojoba arborea). (4), (5)
See Also
Similar in size and shape to other Cydia but unique forewing pattern and bright yellow head make it unlikely to be confused with any other North American species.
Print References
Thunberg, C.P., 1797. Nägre nye Natt-fjärilar af Bladrullar flågtet. kungliga Svenska vetenskapsakademiens handlingar 18: 166.
Walsingham, Lord. 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1897: 130. (1)
Works Cited
1.Revision of the West-Indian micro-lepidoptera, with descriptions of new species.
Lord Walsingham. 1897. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1897: 54-183.
2.Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae
Carl Heinrich. 1926. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 132: 1-216.
3.Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2014. T@RTS: Online, World Catalogue of the Tortricidae.
4.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
5.New host records for Olethreutinae (Tortricidae)
Richard L. Brown, J. F. Gates Clarke, Dale H. Habeck. 1983. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 37(3): 224-227.