Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1211137

Rose Tortrix
Archips rosana

Observation date: June 10, 2019
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: The caterpillar ate Russian Elm (Ulmus laevis) and spent the majority of its time inside of a rolled leaf, hence the common name Oblique Banded Leafroller. This moth hatched from its pupa in 8 days. It was then released when its wings fully developed. The empty pupa in the picture is the pupa of the moth.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: June 23, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.