Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris forsskaleana (Linnaeus, 1758)
Phalaena (Tortrix) forsskaleana
Linnaeus 1758 (1)
is a common spelling .(2)
Explanation of Names
Named for Peter Forsskål
(1732-1763), a Swedish explorer, orientalist, naturalist, and disciple of Carl Linnaeus. He died of malaria at age 31 on an expedition to Yemen.
Mature larva 12-13 mm in length.
Adult: forewing reticulate with brownish-orange, partly bordered with black, and suffused centrally with dark gray.
Larva: head yellowish green, shining and unmarked, region of stemmata brownish; prothoracic plate greenish; abdomen whitish yellow, translucent; prolegs not sclerotized laterally; pinacula minute, slightly lighter in colour than ground colour of abdomen; anal plate yellowish green; anal comb present; thoracic legs light green; when full-grown, larva becomes bright yellowish-green prior to pupation [description adapted from Eurasian Tortricidae site].
Larvae feed on leaves of maple and sycamore.
Pupates in a white silken cocoon spun in a folded leaf of the food plant.
Some sources indicate introduced from Europe, but listed by Canada as native.