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Species Acleris holmiana - Golden Leaf Roller - Hodges#3505

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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 holmiana (Golden Leaf Roller - Hodges#3505)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
White-marked Acleris
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Croesia holmiana
wingspan 10-15 mm
larva length to 10 mm
Adult: forewing golden orangish-yellow mixed with dark reddish-brown; large triangular or rectangular white patch mid-way along costa is diagnostic; hindwing dark gray

Larva: head variably yellowish to light brown or reddish-brown, region of stemmata and posterior margin blackish; prothoracic plate black or dark brown with black posterior and lateral margins; abdomen variably bright yellow to pale green, integument weakly shagreened, pinacula concolorous; anal comb present; thoracic legs brown
native to Europe
first reported in North America in 1977 in British Columbia; first United States report in 1994 in Washington State; spread south to Oregon by 2003
orchards, gardens, shrubby hedges, wood margins; adults are nocturnal and come to light and bait
adults fly from late June to August
larvae present in May and June
larvae feed on leaves of apple, cherry, hawthorn, pear, raspberry, Cotoneaster, and Cydonia
Life Cycle
one generation per year; female deposits eggs on bark of shoots and small branches of hostplants; eggs overwinter and hatch in spring
An introduced species
Internet References
pinned adult image (Kimmo and Seppo Silvonen, Finland)
pinned adult image plus detailed description of all life stages, foodplants, habitat, flight season, biology (Louis VanderLaan, Eurasian Tortricidae, Netherlands)
live adult image by Leo Janssen, plus species account (Catalogue of the Lepidoptera of Belgium)
live adult image (Jeff Higgott, UK)
live adult images by Eric LaGasa and John Davis, plus common name reference [White-marked Acleris] (Moth Photographers Group)
live adult image by Nigel Whinney, plus species account (Ian Kimber, UK Moths)
pinned adult image and other info (Bert Gustafsson, Swedish Museum of Natural History)
foodplants plus synonym, European distribution map, links to images (Markku Savela, FUNET)
presence in Washington; PDF doc trapping and rearing account in Whatcom County (Eric LaGasa, Washington State Dept. of Agriculture, courtesy Washington State U.)
presence in Oregon; trapping account plus common name reference [Golden Leaf Roller] (Government of Oregon)
US introduction plus common name reference [Golden Leaf Roller] (Washington State U.)