Neha Patil

Eucosma dorsisignatana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Eucosma
Eucosma dorsisignatana
Similar  Eucosma similiana, Endothenia hebesana, Phaneta, Eucosma sonomana, Epiblema strenuana

Eucosma dorsisignatana, the triangle-backed eucosma, is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas and north to Manitoba.

The wingspan is 12-22 mm. The forewings are ash grey to brown with faint whitish lines. There is a dark brown patch on the inner margin near the base and a larger paler brown median patch bordered by the costa and the postmedial line. Adults are on wing from July to November.

The larvae feed on the roots of Solidago species.

References

Eucosma dorsisignatana Wikipedia


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