Argyrotaenia quercifoliana

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Argyrotaenia quercifoliana (Fitch, 1858) - (tortricid oakworm)

This leafroller moth is found in eastern parts of North America, where the larvae feed on the leaves of oak and some other trees. The adults have a wingspan of around 20 mm. The hindwings are light brown with a net-like pattern of dark brown.

Vernacular names
• English: tortricid oakworm
• Français: tisseuse printanière du chêne




Publications covering Argyrotaenia quercifoliana

Environmental Entomology (2000) 29, 884-900
Timothy T. Work and Deborah G. McCullough (2000)
Lepidopteran communities in two forest ecosystems during the first gypsy moth outbreaks in Northern Michigan