Acleris effractana

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Acleris effractana
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Clade: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Acleris
Species: A. effractana
Binomial name
Acleris effractana
(Hübner, 1799)[1]
  • Tortrix effractana Hübner, 1799
  • Acleris emargana blackmorei Obraztsov, 1963[2]
  • Rhacodia emergana f. fuscana Sheldon, 1930
  • Acleris stettinensis Leraut, 2003

Acleris effractana, the hook-winged tortrix moth, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It was described by Jacob Hübner in 1799. It has a Holarctic distribution. In Europe, it is found from northern Europe to the northern part of central Europe.[3] It is also present in north-western Russia, Japan, Canada and the northwestern United States.

The wingspan is 21–23 mm. The forewings are brownish fuscous with thin lines and groups of blackish erect scales. The hindwings are light grey.

The larvae feed on Salix pentandra, Salix purpurea and Salix cinerea. They live between leaves spun together in the terminal shoots of their host plant. The larvae are bluish green. Larvae can be found from June to the beginning of October.[2]


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  2. ^ a b Karsholt, Ole; Aarvik, Leif; Gassiz, David; Huemer, Peter; Tuck, Kevin (2005). "Acleris effractana (Hübner, 1799) – a Holarctic Tortricid" (PDF). Nota lepidopterologica. 28 (2): 93–102. ISSN 0342-7536. Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Fauna Europaea