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scientific name    Aphelia alleniana    

common name     Wide-stripe Leafroller

habitat
A wide variety of habitats.

seasonality
Late June to mid July.

identification
The forewing is light brown with fine darker brown reticulations throughout. Occasionally there is some faint darker brown shading between reticulations in the median and postmedian areas most noticeable along the costa. The male lacks a costal fold. The hindwing is dull greyish-brown and slightly darker towards the anal angle. The larva is light green with a dark green dorsal stripe and has scattered fine white setae with pale bases. There are fine black markings on the green prothoracic shield and less so on the yellow head capsule (MacKay 1962; Chapman & Lienk 1971). It is very similar to A. koebelei and they can be separated by characters of the male genitalia (Obraztsov 1959).

life history
Eggs are laid in elongate bunches and the third instar larva overwinters in a folded leaf (Chapman & Lienk 1971).

conservation
Probably of no concern.

diet info
Primarily herbaceous plants, but the larva frequently migrates to deciduous and coniferous woody plants (Chapman & Lienk 1971).

range
Throughout Canada as far north as Alaska and as far south as the border states (Obraztsov 1959).

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=22509



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