Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Hickory Leafroller Moth
Argyrotaenia juglandana (Fernald, 1879)

Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Tortricinae
Identification: forewing brown with two darker brown diagonal lines across wing; small pale spot at base of wing touches small pale spot at tip of thorax to form conspicuous pale patch when wings are held together at rest; hindwing pale gray or dirty white
Wing Span: 1.8-.2.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: adults fly in summer
Caterpillar Hosts: larvae feed on leaves of hickory (Carya spp.)
Adult Food:
Habitat: deciduous woodlands and parks containing hickory; adults are nocturnal and come to light
Range: southern Quebec and Ontario to Florida, west to Texas and Minnesota
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.