Caterpillars for this species of Archips Leafroller curl themselves up in sycamore leaves.
White wings are overlaid with small, round orange marks. A larger and darker orange pattern forks across the wings, like a second layer of color. Wings slightly bulge out and almost ruffle at the bottom edge. This is a tiny moth and adults come to light at night.
Scientific Name: Adoxophyes furcatana
Butterfly or Moth
Size (Adult; Length): 7mm to 11mm (0.27in to 0.43in)
Colors: orange; white; brown
Descriptors: marbled; curvy; round; small orange spots; brown rings; flying
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Butterfly and Moth Anatomy
Antennae: Butterflies and Moths have a pair of antennae on the head used as sensors.
Head: The head is home to the insect's eyes, antennae, and proboscis.
Thorax: Home to the three pairs of legs as well as vital internal organs.
Abdomen: Contains vital internal organs such as the heart(s) and reproduction facilities.
Forewing: The upper, forward wing pair used for flying.
Hindwing: The lower, rearward wing pair used for flying.
NOTE: Butterflies and Moths are part of the Lepidopteran order as they share many similarities.