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Species Aphelia alleniana - Wide-striped Leafroller - Hodges#3675

Aphelia alleniana Wide-striped Leafroller - Aphelia alleniana
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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 Aphelia
Species alleniana (Wide-striped Leafroller - Hodges#3675)
Hodges Number
3675
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphelia alleniana (Fernald, 1882)
Tortrix alleniana Fernald, 1882 (1)
Aphelia alleniana rindgeorum Obraztsov,1959 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Anson Allen (1829-1884), "who has greatly aided me by his extensive collecting and critical observations." (1)
Size
Wingspan 23-25 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - The color of the head, thorax, and forewings is sometimes not reddish to golden yellow, as in the original description, but somewhat olive or grayish. The cross lines and the remaining pattern of the forewings are often also somewhat grayish. Specimens with almost unicolorous forewings are quite common. (2)
Range
Records across Canada and the Northern Tier states. (3) British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Washington, Oregon, Michigan, New York, Maine. (1)
Type locality: Orono, Maine.
Food
Incredibly polyphagous. Larvae feed on plants in many families, including Araliaceae, Caprifoliaceae, Caryophyllaceae, Compositae, Cornaceae, Fagaceae, Labiatae, Leguminosae, Menyanthaceae, Myricaceae, Oleaceae, Pinaceae, Rosaceae, Salicaceae and Umbelliferae. (4)
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 68. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae.
Charles Henry Fernald. 1882. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 65-72.
2.Note on North American Aphelia species (Lepidoptera, Tortricidae).
Nicholas S. Obraztsov. 1959. American Museum Novitates, 1964: 1-9.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database