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51a1337 – 3449   Cydia laricana (Busck, 1916)

Tom Murray
Distribution: Type locality: Evaro, MT.
and Size:
Flight: April to June
Larva and
Host Plants:
Larix occidentalis and Pseudotsuga taxifolia in western states.
Genitalia: See Heinrich (1926) figs. 155, 317.
Similar Species:
  • Cydia candana has the white costal markings more evenly distributed, not paired, giving the costal margin a whitish appearance. In laricana the markings are paired and often fused, one pair at the start of the median fascia (anti-median), which is not always present, followed by four more.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Laspeyresia laricana Busck, 1916
  • Busck, A., 1916. Descriptions of new North American Microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 18: 152.
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 45; figs. 155, 317
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Cydia laricana
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