Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Acleris fuscana - Small Aspen Leaftier - Hodges#3520

Acleris fuscana - Hodges #3520 - Acleris fuscana Small Aspen Leaftier Moth - Acleris fuscana Small Aspen Leaftier Moth - Hodges#3520 - Acleris fuscana Small Aspen Leaftier, 3520 - Acleris fuscana 3520 Small Aspen Leaftier - Acleris fuscana Small Aspen Leaftier - Acleris fuscana moth - Acleris fuscana - female genitalia - Acleris fuscana - male
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
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 fuscana (Small Aspen Leaftier - Hodges#3520 )
Hodges Number
3520
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris obtusana (Eversmann, 1844)
Acleris obtusana obtusana (Eversmann, 1844) - extralimital
Acleris obtusana fuscana (Barnes & Busck, 1920)
Peronea fuscana Barnes & Busck, 1920 (1), (2)
Acleris obligatoria of authors not Park & Razowski, 1991
Explanation of Names
Acleris obtusana (Eversmann, 1844) includes as a subspecies Acleris fuscana (Barnes & Busck, 1920) in Kyrki (1982). This treatment was apparently overlooked in the Hodges 1983 Checklist but followed by Razowski (2002). A. obtusana includes as a synonym Acleris obligatoria of authors not Park & Razowski, 1991, a name misapplied to A. fuscana in Pohl et al., 2004.
Numbers
There are more than 65 species of Acleris in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Wingspan 16 mm. (1)
Identification
Original description is online as Peronea fuscana Barnes & Busck. (1)
Range
Scattered records across southern Canada and in the northeastern United States.
Possibly found in any area where aspen trees exist?
Type locality: Canada: Manitoba, Aweme (Criddle). (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Appears to have two flights from March to October. (3)
Food
The larval host is Populus tremuloides (aspen). (4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (3)
Print References
Barnes & Busck, 1920. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America 4: 216. (1)
Razowski, J., 2002. Tortricinae and Chlidanotinae. Tortricidae of Europe, 1: 1-247. (out of print)
Works Cited
1.Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America
Barnes, W., & Busck, A. . 1920. The Review Press, Decatur, Ill. 4(3): 211-248.
2.World Catalogue of Insects, Vol. 5: Tortricidae (Lepidoptera)
John Wesley Brown, Joaquin Baixeras. 2005. Apollo Books.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.