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Acleris aspersana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acleris
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Similar  Acleris emargana, Acleris rhombana, Acleris laterana, Acleris holmiana, Acleris forsskaleana

Acleris aspersana, the ginger button, is a species of moth of the Tortricidae family. It is found in Europe, where it has been recorded from Ireland, Great Britain, France, the Benelux, Germany, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, the Baltic region and Russia. It is also found in the Near East and the eastern Palearctic ecozone. The habitat consists of meadows and forest edges.

The wingspan is 11–17 mm for males and 11–14 mm for females. The forewings are bright orange yellow. Adults are on wing from July to August.

The larvae feed from within rolled-up leaves of various herbaceous plants, including Spiraea, Ledum palustre, Potentilla erecta, Alchemilla vulgaris, Poterium, Malus sylvestris, Rubus, Dryas octopetala, Fragaria, Filipendula, Helianthemum, Aruncus and Sanguisorba minor. Larvae can be found from May to June.

References

Acleris aspersana Wikipedia


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