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51a0638 – 2864   Hedya cyanana (Murtfeldt, 1880)
             The Rose Leaf-tyer

Aaron Hunt
Distribution: CT to MB south to VA, KY and KS - Gilligan et al. (2008).
Type locality: USA, Missouri.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Cirsium horridulum (yellow thistle), Rosa eglanteria (sweetbriar rose) - Gilligan et al. (2008).
Similar Species:
  • 2748 Aterpia approximana has ochreous palpi, head and thorax, not mostly gray like H. cyanana. Genitalic dissection is required for confirmation.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Penthina cyanana Murtfeldt, 1880
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 82.90. (out of print)
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 165; figs. 259, 415.
  • Murtfeldt, , 1880. Rose-feeding Tortricidae. The Rose Leaf-tyer (Peni/iina cyanana, n.sp.). American Entomologist, 3: 14-16.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Hedya cyanana
Aaron Hunt
Hedya cyanana
Aaron Hunt
Hedya cyanana
Tom Murray
Hedya cyanana
- gen. - Ken Childs
Hedya cyanana
- 12mm] – Jim Vargo
Hedya cyanana
- 12mm – Jim Vargo
Hedya cyanana
15mm – U. S. National Museum

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