Harman Patil

Acleris emargana

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

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

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Subspecies

  • 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.

    Description

    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

    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.

    References

    Acleris emargana Wikipedia


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