Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Three-lined Leafroller Moth
Pandemis limitata (Robinson, 1869)

Family: Tortricidae
Subfamily: Tortricinae
Identification: Forewing pale reddish brown, crossed by darker basal and median bands edged with slightly paler brown. Similar coloring in rounded costal patch near apex. Hindwing whitish with variable gray shading in lower half. White band across abdomen at base.
Wing Span: 1.6-2.6 cm.
Life History:
Caterpillar Hosts: Three-lined Leafroller (larva) feeds on alders, apple, ashes, aspen, birches, elms, maples, oaks, and many other trees. A pest on apple trees.
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