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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
Acleris holmiana (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phalaena (Tortrix) holmiana Linnaeus, 1758 (1)
Croesia holmiana
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the capital of Sweden (Holmia), now Stockholm. (2)
Forewing length 5.5-8.0 mm. (3)
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 and Asia Minor, 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. (3)
Larvae feed on leaves of apple, cherry, hawthorn, pear, raspberry, Cotoneaster, and Cydonia. See list of hosts at TortAI. (3)
Life Cycle
One generation per year; female deposits eggs on bark of shoots and small branches of hostplants; eggs overwinter and hatch in spring.
Print References
Linnaeus, C., 1758. Systema Naturae, 10th ed., p.532. (1)
Works Cited
1.Systema Naturae, 10th ed.
Carolus Linnaeus (Carl Linné). 1758.
2.Dictionary of natural history terms with their derivations, including the various orders, genera, and species.
David H. McNicoll. 1863. Lovell Reeve & Company.
3.Tortricids of Agricultural Importance
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein.