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Species Archips oporana - Hodges#3663

Archips oporana Pine Tortrix  - Archips oporana Unknown moth - Archips oporana - female Archips oporana? - Archips oporana Archips oporana? - Archips oporana
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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 Archips
Species oporana (Archips oporana - Hodges#3663)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Large Fruit-tree Tortrix
Pine Tortrix
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Archips oporana (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phalaena (Tortrix) oporana Linnaeus, 1758 (1)
Cacoecia bathyglypta Meyrick, 1932
Cacoecia impervia Meyrick, 1930
Archippus pieceanus Yasuda, 1975
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet perhaps for Opora, goddess of fruits/harvest, in Aristophanes' play "Peace." She "would touch neither bread nor cake [for] she is used to licking ambrosia at the table of the gods." Greek ὀπώρα (opṓra) means "autumn, harvest."
Polyphagous. Mostly on pines (Pinaceae), but also apple, pear, blackberry and others. (2)
Print References
Linnaeus , C., 1758. Systema Naturae, 10th ed., p.530. (1)
Works Cited
1.Systema Naturae, 10th ed.
Carolus Linnaeus (Carl Linné). 1758.
2.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database