Girish Mahajan

Acleris cristana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Tortricidae
Scientific name  Acleris cristana
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Acleris
Rank  Species
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Similar  Acleris hastiana, Acleris emargana, Acleris ferrugana, Acleris holmiana, Acleris laterana

Acleris cristana, the rufous-margined button moth, is a moth of the Tortricidae family and is found from Europe through the Caucasus and Ussuri to Japan.

The wingspan is 18–22 mm. Adults are on wing from August to November and again from March to May after hibernation. It shows a wide variation in appearance and has 137 named forms as well as numerous synonyms. Forms look different but are the same species and can breed together.

The larvae feed between spun leaves on various rosaceous trees and bushes, including Prunus spinosa and Crataegus species (e.g. Crataegus maximowiczi). Other recorded food plants include Carpinus betulus, Ulmus campestris, Rosa, Malus species (including Malus pumila), Salix caprea, Sorbus sambucifolia, Cerasus sachalinensis, Prunus salicina and Zelkova serrata.

References

Acleris cristana Wikipedia


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