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Synalocha gutierreziae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Synalocha

Synalocha gutierreziae is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in the United States in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.

The length of the forewings is about 6.5-7.9 mm for males and 6.5-10.5 mm for females. There is shining, pale-tan scaling on the forewings. There is dark grey-brown scaling on the hindwings. Females appear too heavy to fly. Adult males are on wing in October and November. There are multiple generations per year.

The larvae have been recorded feeding on Gutierrezia sarothrae and Gutierrezia microcephalum. Pupation occurs in tied leaves of their host plant.

References

Synalocha gutierreziae Wikipedia


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