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Genus Acleris

moth - Acleris macdunnoughi Moth, Stately, Royal colors 11/11/10 - Acleris pulverosana Moth ID - Acleris semipurpurana Acleris maculidorsana Tortricidae: Acleris hastiana - Acleris pulverosana Tortricidae: Acleris - Acleris Acleris sp. - Acleris Acleris semipurpurana (Oak Leafshredder) - Acleris semipurpurana
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris Hübner, [1825]
Peronea Curtis, 1824
Croesia (in part)
There are sixty-five named species of Acleris in America north of Mexico.
In many species the individual moths are extremely variable and a similar variation may occur in more than one species. This makes identification, to species, most difficult. Likely best identified by genitalia. From what I (T-2) have seen, genitalia, both male and female, are distinctive for any one species. However, genitalia reference images are few. Tom Murray's PBase page covers several of the NE species:
Caterpillars are leaf tiers or leaf rollers.
Print References
Hübner, J., 1825. Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge, p.384.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - pinned adults