Cydia latiferreana

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Filbertworm moth
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Section: Cossina
Family: Tortricidae
Tribe: Grapholitini
Genus: Cydia
Species: C. latiferreana
Binomial name
Cydia latiferreana
(Walsingham, 1879)
Synonyms
  • Carpocapsa latiferreana
  • Melissopus latiferreanus

Cydia latiferreana, the filbertworm moth, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It was formerly (and sometimes is still) separated in a monotypic genus Melissopus.

It is found in most of North America. The wingspan is about 18 mm. Adults are on wing from July to October depending on the location.

The larvae (filbertworms) feed on the seeds of Quercus alba, Quercus macrocarpa, Quercus rubra and Quercus velutina.

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