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Species Acleris maccana - Hodges#3549

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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 maccana (Acleris maccana - Hodges#3549)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris maccana (Treitschke, 1835) (1)
Teras maccana Treitschke, 1835
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin maccus meaning "buffoon." (2), (3)
Wingspan: 19-25 mm. (4)
Adult: Gray-brown or red-brown moth with "squared" wings and the abrupt "shoulder" characteristic of Tortricids. The FW markings are highly variable. Some specimens are poorly marked with markings confined to a narrow oblique rusty red line crossing the FW midway, and a less prominent erratic line crossing from the midpoint of the costa to the anal angle. Other specimens are gray with the outer half of the wing dark red-brown, frequently with a dark oblique band near the FW base. HW mottled light brownish gray. (5)

In North America, it occurs across much of the boreal forest region, south in the mountains in the east. (4)
Larvae feed on deciduous trees and shrubs, including Myrica, Vaccinium, Rhododendron, Malus, Betula, Salix and Populus species. They live between leaves spun together with silk. (4)
Print References
Treitschke, G.F., 1835. Die schmetterlinge von Europa 10(3): 133.