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51a0319.1 – 3668.1   Archips xylosteana (Linnaeus, 1758)

© Mardon Erbland
Distribution: Introduced from Eurasia.
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: Tortrix xylosteana Linnaeus, 1758
Phalaena characterana Hübner, 1793
Phalaena densata Geoffroy, in: Fourcroy, 1785
Pyralis hybnerana Fabricius, 1794
Pyralis obliquana Fabricius, 1781
Cacoecia pallens Kennel, 1910
Archips sabrinae Leraut & Luquet, 1996
Tortrix westriniana Thunberg & Borgström, 1784
  • 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 BugGuide.Net
Archips xylosteana
© Mardon Erbland
Archips xylosteana
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