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Species Acleris gloveranus - Western Blackheaded Budworm - Hodges#3547

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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 gloveranus (Western Blackheaded Budworm - Hodges#3547)
Hodges Number
3547
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris gloveranus (Walsingham 1879) (1)
Lophoderus gloveranus Walsingham 1879 (2)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of famed illustrator and entomologist Townend Glover (1813-1883).
Size
Forewing length 8.0-10.5 mm. (3)
Larva to 11-15 mm. (3)
Range
Alaska and northwestern Canada south to northern California and east to western Montana.
Holotype male: Sheep Rock, Siskiyou Co., California. (4)
Food
Larvae recorded on various Pinaceae, including balsam fir, white fir, spruce, hemlock and larch. (5), (6) Sometimes reaches outbreak population levels, causing widespread defoliation, especially in British Columbia and Alaska. (7) Severe outbreaks can cover millions of acres, resulting in up to 50% tree mortality in some coastal areas. Outbreaks tend to occur after periods of low rainfall. (3)
See Also
Walsingham's description of a single specimen is of a rare polymorph from Mt. Shasta and not recognized as such for a hundred years. Much of the early literature for this moth is under Acleris variana (Fernald), the eastern blackheaded budworm. A. variana differs by having huge abdominal tufts on the female used to cover the eggs, as well as differences in the male genitalia. (7), (6)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 17.34-37; p. 145. (7)
Walsingham, Lord. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum 4: 14. (2)
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.North-American Torticidae
Thomas, Lord Walsingham. 1879. Illustrations of typical specimens of Lepidoptera Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum. 4.
3.Tortricids of Agricultural Importance
Todd M. Gilligan and Marc E. Epstein.
4.Gilligan, T. M., J. Baixeras, J. W. Brown & K. R. Tuck. 2014. T@RTS: Online, World Catalogue of the Tortricidae.
5.HOSTS - The Hostplants and Caterpillars Database
6.Scientific names of pest species in Tortricidae (Lepidoptera) frequently cited erroneously in the entomological literature
Brown J.W. 2006. American Entomologist 52(3): 182-189.
7.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.