FWL: 5.5-6.5 mm
Adults are gray with two pairs of grayish-white dorsal strigulae. Males lack a forewing costal fold.
Cydia garacana is similar to other Nearctic Cydia, such as C. populana and C. flexiloqua. A genitalic dissection is recommended to confirm identity; consult Heinrich (1926) for genitalic differences between species listed here.
The larva of Cydia garacana is undescribed. It is assumed to be similar to that of other Cydia species, including Cydia pomonella.
Life history information is not recorded for this species.
Larvae feed on the leaves of Populus (cottonwood).
|Family ||Genus/species ||Common name|
|Salicaceae ||Populus L. ||cottonwood|
Cydia garacana is distributed from Ontario to Minnesota, south to Texas.
Gilligan, T. M., D. J. Wright and L. D. Gibson. 2008. Olethreutine moths of the midwestern United States, an identification guide. Ohio Biological Survey, Columbus, Ohio. 334 pp.
Heinrich, C. 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum. 132: 1-216.