Choristoneura lafauryana

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Choristoneura lafauryana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Choristoneura
Species: C. lafauryana
Binomial name
Choristoneura lafauryana
(Ragonot, 1875)[1]
Synonyms
  • Tortrix lafauryana Ragonot, 1875
  • Archips inornatanus Walsingham, 1900
  • Cacoecia lafauriana Kennel, 1910
  • Cacoecia laufauriana Kennel, in Spuler, 1910

Choristoneura lafauryana, the strawberry leafroller, is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Spain, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Romania and Russia.[2] In the east, the range extends to China (Heilongjiang, Jilin, Liaoning), Korea and Japan.[3]

The wingspan is 18–21 mm for males and 20–24 mm for females. Adults have been recorded on wing from July to August in western Europe.[4]

The larvae feed on Artemisia (including Artemisia montana), Cirsium, Lespedeza, Ribes, Myrica (including Myrica gale), Forsythia, Larix, Fragaria (including Fragaria x ananassa), Pyrus and Salix species, as well as Rhododendron tomentosa, Glycine max, Medicago sativa, Trifolium repens, Morella rubra, Boehmeria nivea, Malus pumila and Malus sylvestris.[5] They live between leaves and shoots spun together with silk. Larvae have been recorded nearly year-round since the species overwinters as a young larva.[6]

Etymology[edit]

The species is named for Dr. Francois Clément Lafaury who first discovered the larvae of this species.[7]

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