Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1252788

Large Fruit-tree Tortrix Moth
Archips podana

Observation date: June 10, 2020
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Raised from caterpillar on privet (Ligustrum sp., a known host plant of this species). This species was recently introduced from Europe. Caterpillar matches images of larvae, however I did not get any good pictures. Many found all over the shrubs, folding one or multiple leaves into a cell held tightly shut with silk. Pupated on 6/1, hatched as an adult on 6/10.
Status: Unknown
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: February 03, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.