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Species Acleris placidana - Black-headed Birch Leaffolder - Hodges#3540

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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 placidana (Black-headed Birch Leaffolder - Hodges#3540)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris placidana (Robinson, 1869)
Teras placidana Robinson, 1869 (1)
Phalaena logiana Clerck, 1759 (see Remarks below)
Teras trisignana Robinson, 1869 (1), (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin placidus meaning "placid, gentle, quiet, still, calm, mild, peaceful."
Formerly treated as a subspecies of 3540 Acleris logiana (Clerck, 1759). Informally elevated back to full species following the Online World Catalogue of the Tortricidae (Ver. 3.0)(3). Formally raised to full species in Gilligan et al. (2020) (4). Acleris logiana is extralimital to North America.
Wingspan 19 mm. (1)
Whitish or pale gray FW is dotted with tufts of raised dusky scales. Darker costal triangle is often reduced to a bar in central median area. (5)
Type locality: Pennsylvania (Theo. Bunte). (1)
1 brood in spring and 1 brood in late summer and fall. (5)
Caterpillar: Alder, birch, and viburnum. (5)
See Also
Acleris hastiana
Print References
Robinson, C.T., 1869. Notes on American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 282. (1)
Works Cited
1.Notes on American Tortricidae.
Coleman T. Robinson. 1869. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 2: 261-288.
2.Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2014. T@RTS: Online, World Catalogue of the Tortricidae.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America
Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras. 2020. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
5.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.