Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris obtusana (Eversmann, 1844)
Acleris obtusana obtusana (Eversmann, 1844) - extralimital
Acleris obtusana fuscana (Barnes & Busck, 1920)
Barnes & Busck, 1920 (1)
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.
There are more than 65 species of Acleris
in America north of Mexico. (3)
Original description is online as Peronea fuscana
Barnes & Busck. (1)
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
Moth Photographers Group
- large range map with collection dates.
Appears to have two flights from March to October. (3)
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Barnes & Busck, 1920. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America
Razowski, J., 2002. Tortricinae and Chlidanotinae. Tortricidae of Europe, 1: 1-247. (out of print)