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Species Acleris forsskaleana - Maple Leaftier - Hodges#3501

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Tortricinae
Tribe Tortricini
Genus Acleris
Species forsskaleana (Maple Leaftier - Hodges#3501)
Hodges Number
3501
Other Common Names
Hairnet Acleris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phalaena forsskaleana Linnaeus 1758

Phalaena forskaleana Clerck 1759
Rhacodia forskaleana Hübner 1816
Croesia forskaleana BTM
Tortrix forskaleana Pierce and Metcalfe
Acleris forskaleana
This common spelling of the specific name is a junior synonym.(1) Linnaeus 1758 reads "Forsskåleana"(2) (note that the archaic long s is used for one of the two characters). Forsskål himself most often used ss.

Phylogenetic sequence # 107175
Explanation of Names
Named for Peter Forsskål, a Swedish explorer, orientalist, naturalist, and disciple of Carl Linnaeus. He died of malaria at age 31 on an expedition to Yemen.
Size
wingspan 12–19 mm
larva to 10 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing reticulate with brownish-orange, partly bordered with black, and suffused centrally with dark gray

Larva: head yellowish green, shining and unmarked, region of stemmata brownish; prothoracic plate greenish; abdomen whitish yellow, translucent; prolegs not sclerotized laterally; pinacula minute, slightly lighter in colour than ground colour of abdomen; anal plate yellowish green; anal comb present; thoracic legs light green; when full-grown, larva becomes bright yellowish-green prior to pupation [description adapted from Eurasian Tortricidae site]
Range
holarctic
Habitat
woodlands, parks, gardens
Season
Adults are most often reported from June to August. (3)
Food
larvae feed on leaves of maple and sycamore
Life Cycle
pupates in a white silken cocoon spun in a folded leaf of the food plant
Remarks
Some sources indicate introduced from Europe, but listed by Canada as native
Internet References
Works Cited
1.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
2.Systema Naturae, 10th ed.
Carolus Linnaeus (Carl Linné). 1758.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group