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Cacoecimorpha pronubana

Cacoecimorpha pronubana
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Copyright: Nikos Roditakis (NikosR) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 3 N: 447] (3436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-06-14
Categories: Insects
Camera: Olympus mini E-PM1
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-06-15 0:07
Viewed: 1150
Points: 8
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Cacoecimorpha pronubana Obraztsov, 1954
Lepidoptera: Tortricidae
Common name: Carnation tortrix

Carnation Tortrix (Cacoecimorpha pronubana) (wingspan 14-24 mm) is a moth of the Tortricidae family very common and widespread in Crete. It is the only species in the Cacoecimorpha genus. It is found in Europe, North Africa, South Africa, Anatolia and North America.

The larvae feed on a wide variety of host plants Trees; apples, cherries,citrus species, raspberries, sour-cherries,willows, robinias; among arable crops and
vegetables, carrots, potatoes, savoy cabbages, clovers, tomatoes; among ornamentals carnations
,roses,basil,jasmines,chrysanthemums,lilaces,rhododendrons,lavanders, honeysuckles, ivies, daphnes,asphodels and rosemaries.

Number of generations per year varies from two generations in northern regions to 4-6 continuously overlapping generations in southern regions, where adults may be present year round. Flight period May-October.

Females deposit eggs in small groups. First instar larvae mine leaves or buds, while later instars roll or web leaves and terminals. Larvae may cause damage to fruit by webbing leaves to fruit or feeding between adjacent fruits. In areas where there are not continuous generations, overwintering occurs in the larval stage.

It is monitored with pheromone traps on cultivated crops.

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hello Nikos
Bon cadrage sur ce papillon,vue de dessus intéressante.
Bonne présentation dans la diagonale, et environnement vert,
c'est bien vu.

Ciao Nikos, great macro of lovely moth,, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-06-15 16:06]

Hi Nikos,very good capture of this rare moth,excellent sharpness and bright colors to show us the curious wings design of this specie in a perfect way.have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2015-06-16 1:29]

Hello Nikos,
beautiful moth and nice photo species,thanks..

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