Identification: Similar to Archips argyrospila, but darker.
Wing Span: 1.8-2.0 cm
Life History: Females lay eggs in masses of approximately 60-80 individual eggs. Eggs overwinter and first instar larvae hatch the following spring. Larvae feed primarily on leaves and pupation occurs within the final larval feeding site
Flight: May to August
Caterpillar Hosts: Chapman and Lienk (1971) consider apple and hawthorn to be the primary larval hosts in the northeastern U.S.
Range: Maine, Michigan, and New York.
We depend on donations to keep Butterflies and Moths of North America freely available. We want to express our gratitude to all who showed their support by making a contribution this year. You can donate to support this project at any time.