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Species Acleris curvalana - Blueberry Leaftier - Hodges#3504

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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 curvalana (Blueberry Leaftier - Hodges#3504 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris curvalana (Kearfott, 1907)
Tortrix curvalana Kearfott, 1907
Tortric albicomana var. curvalana Kearfott, 1907 (1)
Croesia curvalana
Phylogenetic sequence #620004
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the "distinguishing feature of this variety ... a wide, sweeping curve from outer third of costa to anal angle, which outlines the ochreish-red area." (1)
Wingspan about 14 mm. (2)
Across Canada and the Eastern half of the United States. (2)
Type locality: Montclair, New Jersey. (3)
Larvae feed on blueberry(4): first instar bores into flower buds destroying the fruits in early spring, older larvae feed on the leaves as leaftiers.(5) Kearfott (1907) described curvalana as a variety of albicomana, including a specimen reared from huckleberry.(1)
Life Cycle
See Ponder & Seabrook (2008) in Print References for complete life history.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 73. (1)
Ponder, B.M. & W.D. Seabrook. 2008. Biology of the blueberry leaftier Croesia curvalana Kearfott (Tortricidae): a field and laboratory study. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 42(2): 120-131.
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidae.
William Dunham Kearfott. 1907. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 33(1): 1-97.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Tortricids of Agricultural Importance
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein.
4.Host records for Lepidoptera reared in Eastern North America
D. C. Ferguson. 1975. United States Department of Agriculture 1521: 1-45.
5.Biological control programmes in Canada, 1981-2000
Mason P.G., Huber J.T. (Eds.). 2002. CABI, Technology & Engineering. 583 pp.