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Species Acleris hastiana - Hodges#3531

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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 hastiana (Acleris hastiana - Hodges#3531)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Sallow Button (UK)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris hastiana (Linnaeus, 1758) (1)
Phalaena (Tortrix) hastiana Linnaeus, 1758 (2)
Teras pastiana Murtfeldt, 1893 TL: Texas
Teras pulverosana Walker, 1863 (3) TL: Hudson Bay, Canada
Explanation of Names
Named in honour of "Reinh. Hast, Fenno, natus ad Insectomm Historiam, at in flore setatis periit egregius discipulus" (Linne). (2), (4)
Forewing length 7.7-10.9 mm. (5), (6)
Adult - highly polymorphic and highly variable, resulting in an incredible 124 synonyms, mostly from Europe. (5)
Holarctic; in North America this species is distributed from the northeastern United States across southern Canada to British Columbia and south along the Pacific Coast to California. (5)
In North America recorded on blueberry (Vaccinium), bog rosemary (Andromeda), Ceanothus, huckleberry (Gaylussacia), oak (Quercus), Rhododendron, and willow (Salix). (5)
Life Cycle
larva and leaf weaving on willow, larva, adult, spent pupa

First instar larvae bore into buds. Later instars feed within shelters constructed by webbing together terminal leaves. Pupation occurs within the larval shelter or on the ground. (5)
Per Jason Dombroskie, "The A. hastiana complex probably involves a bunch of undescribed spp. and A. hastiana may be the wrong name altogether. I would keep it as A. hastiana until it is revised with the understanding that it is a complex of spp..."
Print References
Linnaeus, C., 1758. Systema Naturae, 10th ed., p.532. (2)