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621307.003428Grapholita packardi (Zeller, 1875) – Cherry Fruitworm Moth

Mark Dreiling
Distribution: Throughout eastern US and Canada. Also Pacific Northwest.
Field Marks:
Median stria narrows from inner margin to middle of wing, meet inner margin roughly perpendicularly; stigma generally inconspicuous to absent; silvery to blue lustre throughout - Aaron Hunt (pers. comm., 5/7/2020).
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
Similar Species:
  • 3426 G. molesta: Median stria meets inner margin at angle, fades as it approaches an often conspicuous whitish stigma; flecks of whitish scales concentrated along striae and especially close to inner margin - Aaron Hunt (pers. comm., 5/7/2020). - Males lack the obvious patch of dark sex scales on the hindwing.
  • 3427 G. libertina: Males lack a patch of dark sex scales on the hindwing - TortAI.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Grapholitha packardi Zeller, 1875
Steganoptycha pyricolana Murtfeldt, 1891
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 176.287. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Grapholita packardi
John Lee
Grapholita packardi
John Lee
Grapholita packardi
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Grapholita packardi
Tom Murray
Grapholita packardi
Nolie Schneider
Grapholita packardi
Ken Childs
Grapholita packardi
10mm – Jim Vargo

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