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Species Acleris chalybeana - Lesser Maple Leafroller - Hodges#3539

Tortricidae - Acleris chalybeana Acleris - Acleris chalybeana Acleris chalybeana Acleris chalybeana 620039 – 3539 – Acleris chalybeana – Lesser Maple Leafroller - Acleris chalybeana Acleris (?) - Acleris chalybeana Acleris chalybeana male - Acleris chalybeana - male
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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 chalybeana (Lesser Maple Leafroller - Hodges#3539)
Hodges Number
3539
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris chalybeana (Fernald, 1882)
Teras chalybeana Fernald, 1882 (1)
Peronea chalybeana
Phylogenetic sequence #620039
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin chalybeius meaning "iron, steel, chalybeate," for the "light steel-blue" features of the moth. (2), (1)
Size
Wingspan about 21 mm. (3)
Larva to about 19 mm. (3)
Identification
Larva - light green. (3)
genitalia
Range
Eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada. (4), (3)
Food
Larvae feed on the leaves of sugar maple, red maple, mountain maple, yellow birch, beech and eastern hophornbeam. (3)
Described material: Orono, Maine, one taken at sugar Sept. 20, 1880 (Fernald); New York. (1)
Life Cycle
Larva pupates in a folded leaf shelter. Early instars may winter in hibernacula on twigs. (3)
Print References
Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences 10: 65. (1)
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae.
Charles Henry Fernald. 1882. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 10: 65-72.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.Insects of Eastern Forests
Arnold T. Drooz, (editors). 1985. USDA Forest Service Misc. Publication 1426.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group