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Species Acleris youngana - Hodges#3550

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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 youngana (Acleris youngana - Hodges#3550)
Hodges Number
3550
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris youngana (McDunnough, 1934)
Peronea youngana McDunnough, 1934
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of collector Charles H. Young of Ottawa. Young supplied many "exquisitely mounted specimens" to Kearfott, August Busck and J.H. McDunnough and has several lepidoptera named for him, including Acleris youngana (McDunnough), Crambus youngellus Kearfott, Sympistis youngi (McDunnough) and Thaumatographa youngiella (Busck).
Identification
female genitalia


Full grown larva are creamy white and about 10mm long.(1)
Range
Northeastern United States and southeastern Canada to Kentucky and South Carolina.
Covell et al. (2000) first Kentucky record.
Season
Two flights likely of April to June and October to November.
Food
White, black, red, Colorado, Sitka, and Engelmann spruces. White spruce cones are particularly susceptible.(1)
Life Cycle
Overwinter as a full grown larva within a cone.(1)
Most larvae pupate in the spring but some remain in diapause for 1-2 or more years.(1)
Remarks
Female moths are reluctant to fly so populations build up on cone-bearing trees.(1)
Print References
Covell Jr, C.V., Gibson, L.D. & D.J. Wright, 2000. New state records and new available names for species of Kentucky moths (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Journal of the Kentucky Academy of Science 61(2): 106.
Gibson, A., 1941. The Canadian Field-naturalist 55: 21.
McDunnough, J., 1934. The Canadian species of the Tortricid genus Peronea. Canadian Journal of Research 11(3): 306 (abstract)
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.Butterflies of North America