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Species Aethes rutilana - Hodges#3760

Aethes rutilana Pale Juniper Webworm Moth - Aethes rutilana Hodges#3760 - Aethes rutilana Hodges#3760 - Aethes rutilana Aethes rutilana Aethes rutilana
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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 Cochylini
Genus Aethes
Species rutilana (Aethes rutilana - Hodges#3760)
Hodges Number
3760
Other Common Names
Pale juniper webworm
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aethes rutilana (Hübner, 1818)
Tortrix rutilana Hübner, 1818
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin rutilatus meaning "reddened."
Size
Wingspan about 10 mm. (1)
Larva to 11 mm. (2)
Identification
Larva - Dull yellow body with orange-brown head and prothoracic shield. (2)
Range
Records from the northeastern United States and western Canada. (3)
Type locality: Germany.
Food
Larvae spin loose silken shelters from which they mine the needles of common juniper (Juniperus communis). (4), (2)
Remarks
This species was number 3758 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Print References
Hübner, J., 1818. Sammlung europäischer Schmetterlinge 7: Pl.39, f.249.