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51a0247 – 3592.1   Pandemis heparana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
             Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix

© David Reed
Distribution: Introduced from Eurasia
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
Similar Species:
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Synonymy: Tortrix heparana [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Phalaena cappana Villers, 1789
Tortrix carpiniana Hübner, [1796-1799]
Pyralis fasciana Fabricius, 1787
Teras jamaicana Walker, 1863
Tortrix padana Schrank, 1802
Tortrix pasquayana [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Tortrix rubrana Sodoffsky, 1830
Pandemis subclarana Caradja, 1931
Tortrix vulpisana Herrich-Schäffer, 1851
Taxonomic Notes: Pandemis heparana (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) 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
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Pandemis heparana
© Dick Wilson - DNA
Pandemis heparana
© Steve Nanz
Pandemis heparana
© E. LaGasa & WSDA
Pandemis heparana
© E. LaGasa & WSDA
Pandemis heparana
23mm – © U. S. National Museum
Pandemis heparana
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA LG

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