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Species Acleris variegana - Hodges#3530

Multicolored moth - Acleris variegana - female Odd little moth - Acleris variegana Multicolored moth - Acleris variegana Larva after molting - Acleris variegana Acleris variegana? - Acleris variegana Acleris of some kind? - Acleris variegana Unknown Moth - Acleris variegana Acleris variegana
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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 variegana (Acleris variegana - Hodges#3530)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris variegana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) (1)
Phalaena (Tortrix) variegana [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin variegatus meaning "variegated, spotted." (3)
Forewing length 7.2-9.6 mm. (4)
Throughout Europe, northwestern Africa, central Asia, and China. First reported from North America in early 1900s; present on the East and West Coasts.
Larvae feed on members of the Rosaceae, including: apple, pear, blackthorn, cotoneaster, firethorn, hawthorn, rose and sweet cherry. (4)
Life Cycle
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Print References
Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775. Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend: 130. (2)