Species Details

Acleris logiana

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Common NameBlack-headed Birch Leafroller IdentificationA small (approx. 2.0 cm wingspan) moth with whitish or pale grey squared forewings and grey hindwings. Forewing markings variable, with dark grey or rust markings indicating the inverse costal triangle – usually reduced to dark spots on the costa and in particular the dark discal dash at the apex of the "triangle". A few small spots or dots of the same color elsewhere on the forewings, in particular in the basal area. There is a series of raised white scales that form an inverse arc across the forewings when forewings when at rest. The dirty white or pale grey forewings with the few dark markings on the forewing will help distinguish this little moth.

Scientific Name Acleris logiana Common Name Black-headed Birch Leafroller Identification
A small (approx. 2.0 cm wingspan) moth with whitish or pale grey squared forewings and grey hindwings. Forewing markings variable, with dark grey or rust markings indicating the inverse costal triangle – usually…
A small (approx. 2.0 cm wingspan) moth with whitish or pale grey squared forewings and grey hindwings. Forewing markings variable, with dark grey or rust markings indicating the inverse costal triangle – usually reduced to dark spots on the costa and in particular the dark discal dash at the apex of the "triangle". A few small spots or dots of the same color elsewhere on the forewings, in particular in the basal area. There is a series of raised white scales that form an inverse arc across the forewings when forewings when at rest. The dirty white or pale grey forewings with the few dark markings on the forewing will help distinguish this little moth.
Life History
Larvae are solitary leaf-rollers. The primary hosts are birches (Betula); also recorded from Viburnum and alder (Alnus). Adults in fall (late Aug. – early Oct.) and again in spring (mid Apr. – early June),…
Larvae are solitary leaf-rollers. The primary hosts are birches (Betula); also recorded from Viburnum and alder (Alnus). Adults in fall (late Aug. – early Oct.) and again in spring (mid Apr. – early June), apparently hibernating. Adults come to light.
Range Holarctic. Europe east across the southern USSR to Japan; widespread in the boreal forest of North America, south in the mountains in both the east and west.
Acleris logiana
Acleris logiana

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"Acleris logiana, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-6392. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Tortricoidea Family Tortricidae Subfamily Tortricinae Genus Acleris Species Acleris logiana
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum