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Species Acleris comariana - Strawberry Tortrix - Hodges#3507

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 comariana (Strawberry Tortrix - Hodges#3507)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris comariana (Lienig & Zeller, 1846) (1)
Teras comariana Lienig & Zeller, 1846
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the host plant genus Lienig & Zeller first found the larvae on ("Die Raupe lebt an Comarum palustre").
Forewing length 5.0-8.5 mm. (2)
Widely distributed across Europe to China and Japan. It is also found in Canada and has been introduced into the United States (Washington) and New Zealand. (2)
Holotype male: Latvia. (3)
Feeds on Rosaceae. See list at TortAI. (2)
Print References
Zeller, P.C., 1846. Isis von Oken, 1846: 263.
Works Cited
1.Some North American moths of the genus Acleris (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae)
Nicholas S. Obratzsov. 1963. Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 114(3469): 213-270.
2.Tortricids of Agricultural Importance
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein.
3.Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2014. T@RTS: Online, World Catalogue of the Tortricidae.