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Species Amorbia emigratella - Hodges#3750.1

Amorbia emigratella from coastal Texas - Amorbia emigratella
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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 Sparganothini
Genus Amorbia
Species emigratella (Amorbia emigratella - Hodges#3750.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amorbia emigratella Busck, 1909
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin emigratus meaning "emigrated." Busck noted that it is "has long been known to the writer from Mexico and has undoubtedly been introduced from that country to Hawaii within comparatively recent years."
Forewing length: Males 8.0-11.0 mm, females 11.5-12.0 mm. (1)
Introduced to Hawaii. Originating from Mexico and Central America it reaches into the the southern United States (Texas, Arizona). (1), (2)
Type locality: Tantalus and Makiki, Oahu, Hawaii (Otto H. Swezey).
Highly polyphagous. Larvae are leafrollers and a pest on many cultivated crops, including avocado, beans, blackberry, broccoli, cocoa, corn, eggplant, gorse, guava, macadamia, orange, papaya, peanut, sweetpotato, and tomato. (1)
Print References
Busck, A., 1909. A new tortricid of economic importance in the Hawaiian Islands. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 11: 201.