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Species Acleris forbesana - Forbes' Acleris - Hodges#3525

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Classification
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 forbesana (Forbes' Acleris - Hodges#3525)
Hodges Number
3525
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alceris forbesanain (McDunnough, 1934)
Peronea forbesanain McDunnough, 1934
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of W.T.M. Forbes (1885-1968) an American entomologist who specialized in Lepidoptera and Coleoptera.
Size
Wingspan about 13 mm.
Identification
Adult - forewing whitish with dark gray triangular patch midway along costa, and lighter gray shading in diffuse patches near anal angle, in subterminal area, and in basal area; dark dot (sometimes absent) in AM area near costa, not near inner margin; hindwing pale gray or silvery, unmarked.
genitalia
Range
Apparently scattered distribution in the east (Quebec, Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin) and west (British Columbia and Alberta, California).
Type locality: Bobcaygeon, Ontario. (1)
Food
Larvae feed on dogwood (Cornus spp.) in California and British Columbia.
See Also
Acleris implexana forewing more yellowish, diffuse gray patches less conspicuous, and dark spot in AM area situated near inner margin, not near costa.