Cydia amplana

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Cydia amplana
Tortricidae - Cydia amplana.-1.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Cydia
Species: C. amplana
Binomial name
Cydia amplana
(Hübner, [1799][verification needed])
Synonyms
  • Tortrix amplana Hubner, [1796-1799]
  • Carpocapsa molybdana Constant, 1884

The Rusty oak moth (Cydia amplana) is a moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found from central and southern Europe to Asia Minor, south-western Russia and Transcaucasus.

Lateral view

The wingspan is 16–20 mm. Adults are on wing in June and July. It often needs two years for development.

The larvae feed on Corylus, Juglans, Castanea, Fagus and Quercus species. The larvae usually only feed inside nuts that have fallen to the ground, but at times the larvae cause significant damage by causing the nuts to drop.

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