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Species Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana - Lesser All-green Leafroller - Hodges#3621

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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 Argyrotaenia
Species quadrifasciana (Lesser All-green Leafroller - Hodges#3621)
Hodges Number
3621
Other Common Names
Four-lined Leafroller
Four-banded Leafroller
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argyrotaenia quadrifasciana (Fernald, 1882)
Lophoderus quadrifasciana Fernald, 1882 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "four-banded."
Size
Wingspan about 16-17 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - forewing yellowish-tan completely covered with medium reddish-brown blotches forming an "alligator pattern"; AM and PM lines dark reddish-brown, oblique, usually complete; PM line has small "Y" branch at costa, and terminates at anal angle; subterminal line either visible or obscured by reddish-brown shading; hindwing variably yellow to yellowish-brown.
Range
From Alberta to Nova Scotia, south to New Jersey, Nebraska, and North Dakota. (2)
Habitat
Orchards, shrubby areas; adults are nocturnal and come to light.
Food
Larvae feed on leaves of apple, cherry, hawthorn, serviceberry (Amelanchier). (2)
Life Cycle
One generation per year; overwinters as a third-instar larva. (2)
See Also
Argyrolepia quercifoliana Fitch, 1858 - forewing is paler yellow and has a longitudinal line joining PM line to subterminal line to form a hollow circle in subterminal area.
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 67. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae.
Charles Henry Fernald. 1882. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 65-72.
2.University of Alberta Entomology Collection