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Sparganothis pettitana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Scientific name  Sparganothis pettitana
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Sparganothis
Rank  Species
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The maple-basswood leafroller (Sparganothis pettitana) is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in eastern North America, from Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults are on wing from May to July. There is one generation per year.

The larvae feed on the leaves of apple, basswood and maple. They hide and feed inside a rolled leaf or leaf-tip. Pupation occurs inside the leaf rolls.

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Sparganothis pettitana Wikipedia


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