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51a1325 – 3443.1   Grapholita delineana Walker, 1863
             Eurasian Hemp Moth

Ryan Rasmussen
Distribution: Introduced from Asia.
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Grapholita delineana Walker, 1863
Grapholita apicatana Walker, 1863
Grapholitha mundana Christoph, 1882
Laspeyresia quadristriana Walsingham, 1900
Grapholitha sinana Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875
Grapholitha terstrigana Ragonot, 1894
Grapholitha tetragrammana Staudinger, 1880
Taxonomic Notes: Grapholita delineana (Walker, 1863) is now recognized among the North American fauna north of Mexico.
  • 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, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 178.293. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Grapholita delineana
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Grapholita delineana
11mm – Jim Vargo

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