Acleris emargana

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Acleris emargana
Tortricidae - Acleris emargana.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Tortricidae
Genus: Acleris
Species: A. emargana
Binomial name
Acleris emargana
(Fabricius, 1775)
Synonyms
  • Pyralis emargana Fabricius, 1775
  • Pyralis caudana Fabricius, 1775
  • Phalaena emarganac var. excavana Donovan, 1794
  • Pyralis scabrana Fabricius, 1781
  • Teras caudana var. ochracea Stephens, 1834
  • Acalla emargana f. fasciana Müller-Rutz, 1927
  • Rhacodia emargana f. griseana Sheldon, 1930
  • Rhacodia emargana f. fuscana Sheldon, 1930
  • Acalla caudana f. brunneostriana Weber, 1945
  • Tortrix candana Werneburg, 1864
  • Acalla emargana Kennel, 1908
  • Acleris emargana Obraztsov, 1956

Acleris emargana, the notched-winged tortricid, is a moth of the Tortricidae family.

Subspecies[edit]

  • Acleris emargana emargana (Europe to Japan)
  • Acleris emargana tibetica (Tibet)

Acleris emargana blackmorei, described as occurring in North America, was formerly considered a subspecies of A. emargana. Per Karsholt et al. (2005), it is now considered synonymous with Acleris effractana.[1]

Description[edit]

Acleris emargana has a wingspan of 18–22 mm. It is a quite variable species. The forewings are greyish brown or yellow ochereous, lightly translucent, usually more or less notched and hooked on the costa, with a reticulated (net-like) pattern. Hindwings are greyish and translucent. The moths are on wing from July to November and fly at dusk.

The larvae can reach a length of about 15 mm. They are pale green, with a pale brown head. Caterpillars feed on the leaves and shoots of various trees, including Alnus glutinosa, Corylus, Salix, Populus and Betula.

Distribution[edit]

The nominotypical subspecies Acleris emargana emargana is found from Europe to Siberia, northern China, Korea and Japan. In Tibet, ssp. Acleris emargana tibetica is found.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 

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