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Species Acrobasis juglandis - Hodges#5661

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Acrobasis Group)
Genus Acrobasis
Species juglandis (Acrobasis juglandis - Hodges#5661)
Hodges Number
Adult is 14-17mm(1)
Full grown larvae are 16mm(1)
Full grown larva are olive green(1)
southern Canada to FLA and TX(1)
Black Walnut, Butternut, Pecan (Moths of North Carolina)
Life Cycle
The larvae feed for two growing seasons. The first summer they feed on the lower surfaces of leaves. They spend the winter in small cases attached to buds or twigs. The following spring, they feed by eating into the buds and constructing new cases as necessary. Before full maturation, they move to the leaves to feed, chewing into the petioles, causing the leaves to break and fall.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - live & pinned images
Forestry Images - larva & frass shelter images
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.