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tortricid - Argyrotaenia franciscana

tortricid - Argyrotaenia franciscana
Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, USA
June 28, 2012
from directly above... shows less brown in the center. Both images taken with a flash.

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From Eric LaGasa
I’m fairly sure the critter you’re rearing there is good ‘ol orange tortrix, Argyrotaenia franciscana. Not only does it occur on more kinds of plants than any other tortricid (except maybe Light Brown Apple Moth . . . if you believe the California Dept of Ag.), it is quite variable for wing pattern, and also has flexible biology. Dick Wilson has some nice images on BugGuide, #363409 is a color pattern close to your adult.
There are a couple other species it might be, including carnation tortrix, Cacoecimorpha pronubana, but that would be very easy to diagnose by looking at the hind wings (beautiful bright orange if that species).


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