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Species Argyrotaenia coloradana - Hodges#3608

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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 Tortricinae
Tribe Archipini
Genus Argyrotaenia
Species coloradana (Argyrotaenia coloradana - Hodges#3608)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyrotaenia coloradanus (Fernald, 1882)
Lophoderus coloradanus Fernald, 1882 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the type location (Colorado).
Forewing length 8.5-11 mm. (2)
Rocky Mountain states and the southwestern states to western Arizona. (2)
Type locality: Colorado.
Dyar recorded them on pasqueflower (Pulsatilla) in Colorado. Powell & Opler reared them on a synthetic diet suggesting they are polyphagous.
Life Cycle
May overwinter as larva. (2)
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 67. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 18, fig. 14; p. 148. (2)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae.
Charles Henry Fernald. 1882. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 65-72.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group