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Species Acleris arcticana - Hodges#3534

Torticidae, larva - Acleris arcticana Torticidae - Acleris arcticana Torticidae, spent pupa - Acleris arcticana Tortricidae, reared on Willow - Acleris arcticana Tortricidae, reared on Willow, spent pupa - Acleris arcticana Tortricinae, on Willow - Acleris arcticana Tortricinae - Acleris arcticana
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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 arcticana (Acleris arcticana - Hodges#3534)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris arcticana (Guenée, 1845)
Teras arcticana Guenee, 1845
Peronea walkerana McDunnough, 1934 TL: Ontario. (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin acrcticus meaning "northern, arctic."
Wingspan: 14–24 mm (2)
Adult: FW very dark smoky-grey with a faint oblique AM band, represented by a few dark scales near the costa. There are some scattered blackish scales in the apical portion. HW pale smoky, slightly speckled with black near the apex. (2)
Found in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greenland and North America, where it has been recorded from Ontario, Illinois and Wisconsin. (2)
Type locality: Sweden. (1)
Adults are on wing from April to June and from August to September. (2)
Larvae feed on Salix glauca (2); Prairie Willow (Salix humilis).
Life Cycle
Larva; spent pupa; adult
Print References
Guenée, A. 1845. Annales de la Société entomologique de France 2(3): 144.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – image of pinned adult (3)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)
Wikipedia - description & image (2)