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Animalia
Arthropoda
Insecta
Lepidoptera
Tortricidae
Cydia
Cydia latiferreana

Filbertworm Moth

Cydia latiferreana
Cydia latiferreana
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Summary

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 acorns of Quercus alba, Quercus macrocarpa, Quercus rubra and Quercus velutina but are most noted for feeding on hazelnuts, seeds of the genus Corylus, and are a major pest of hazelnut orchards in the Pacific northwest.

Filbertworm Moth

Cydia latiferreana

Tags

harmful
tree pest
garden pest
crop pest
pest

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Cydia

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