Black-lyre Leafroller Moth
It belongs to the subfamily Tortricinae and therein to tribe Cnephasiini. But among these, it is in fact not close enough to the type species of Cnephasia – Cnephasia pasiuana of Europe – to properly belong in that genus. Alternatively, it has variously been referred to Batodes (= Ditula) or Paedisca (= Epinotia); if anything it might belong to the latter, presently circumscribed as a large and wide-ranging group of uncertain monophyly. But its actual genus has yet to be determined with certainty.
The species is primarily known as a pest of Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa), but the caterpillars feed on various other trees with fleshy fruit, such as Citrus, hawthorns (Crataegus), persimmons and ebonies (Diospyros), gum trees (Eucalyptus), fuchsias (Fuchsia) and grapevines (Vitis). They primarily feed on the leaves, but can also damage the husk and fruit body.
The eggs are laid on the topside of the leaf. They prefer older leaves.
- Batodes jactatana Walker, 1863
- Sciaphila flexivittana Walker, 1863
- Paedisca privatana Walker, 1863
- Paedisca voluta Felder & Rogenhoffer, 1875
- Cnephasia jactatana female.jpg
- Cnephasia jactatana male.jpg
- Cnephasia jactatana pupa.jpg
- Baixeras et al. (2009)
- Jiménez-Pérez et al. (2002)
- Jiménez-Pérez & Wang (2003)
- Baixeras, J.; Brown, J.W. & Gilligan, T.M. (2009): Online World Catalogue of the Tortricidae – "Cnephasia" jactatana. Version 1.3.1. Retrieved 2009-JAN-20.
- Jiménez-Pérez, A. & Wang, Q. (2003): Oviposition behaviour of Cnephasia' jactatana Walker (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) on kiwifruit. New Zealand Entomologist 26'(1): 109-111. PDF fulltext
- Jiménez-Pérez, A.; Wang, Q. & Markwick, N.P. (2002): Adult Activity Patterns of Cnephasia jactatana Walker (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). New Zealand Plant Protection 55: 374-379. PDF fulltext
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