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Species Acleris schalleriana - Schaller's Acleris Moth - Hodges#3527

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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 schalleriana (Schaller's Acleris Moth - Hodges#3527)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Viburnum Button
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris schalleriana (Linnaeus, 1761)
Phalaena (Tortrix) schalleriana Linnaeus, 1761 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of German entomologist Johann Gottlieb Schaller (1734–1814).(2)
Wingspan 15-20 mm.
Moderately rough-scaled anterior margin of the forewing and enlarged costal blotch, which extends to near the apex.
Holarctic. Widespread in the Palaearctic.
In the United Kingdom, adults hibernate over the winter (see UK Moths Internet link below). Presumably, they also do in North America.
Feeds on Viburnum
Life Cycle
1. Caterpillar. 2. Pupa. 3. Adult
It twists a leaf to form a pocket and feeds inside.
Print References
Linnaeus, C., 1761. Fauna svecica, 2nd ed., p.348. (1)