Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Chokecherry Leafroller Moth
Cenopis directana (Walker, 1863)

Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Tortricinae
Identification: Forewing dull orange with dull reddish diagonal AM and PM lines and diffuse/stippled reddish shading beyond PM line (forming a triangular patch across apex); very little contrast between red and orange color, and no net-like reticulations in median or basal areas of wing; hindwing light yellowish-orange.
Wing Span: 1.6-2.0 cm
Life History:
Flight: March to June.
Caterpillar Hosts: Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana)
Adult Food:
Range: Ontario to Florida, Saskatchewan to Texas.Also reported from California, Montana and Colorado.
Management Needs:
Taxonomy Notes: None.