Species Details

Aphelia alleniana

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Common NameWide-stripe Leafroller SeasonalityLate June to mid July. IdentificationThe 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).

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…
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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"Aphelia alleniana, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-22509. Accessed 08 Dec. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Tortricoidea Family Tortricidae Subfamily Tortricinae Genus Aphelia Species Aphelia alleniana
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum