Moths of North Dakota

Tineidae: Tineinae

Xylesthia pruniramiella Clemens 1859

Common name: listed here as

‘Plum-branch xylesthia.’

Hodges #: 317.

Identification: Rfw 5.37 mm, fw with scale tufts along inner margin, f/hw media stem present in discal cell; vestiture of vertex upright, labial palpi porrect, 2nd segment with a few long bristles.

Similar species: 293, 334, 426.

Distribution: temperate U. S. east of the Great Plains.

Hosts: larvae live in cankers on Prunus– plum.


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ND, Cass Co., north Fargo.  30- VII- 1993, yard lt. coll. D. Rider.



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Last updated: 03/27/02

Gerald M. Fauske
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