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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Lepidoptera
Subordo: Glossata
Cladus: Coelolepida
Cladus: Myoglossata
Cladus: Neolepidoptera
Infraordo: Heteroneura
Cladus: Eulepidoptera
Cladus: Ditrysia
Cladus: Apoditrysia
Superfamilia: Tortricoidea

Familia: Tortricidae
Subfamilia: Tortricinae
Tribus: Tortricini
Genus: Acleris
Species: Acleris nishidai

Acleris nishidai J.W.Brown, 2008

Type locality: Costa Rica, Cartago, Cerro de la Muerte, El Cañón, Génesis II, Cloud Forest Reserve, 9º42'23.4"N, 84º54'35.9"W, 2385 m.

Holotype: USNM. female ♀. GS 599. 25.IV.2007. K. Nishida

Brown, J.W. & K. Nishida, 2008, Shilap Revista de Lepidopterologia 36 (143): 341–348.

Acleris nishidai is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found at altitudes ranging from 2,300 to 3,100 meters in the mountains of central Costa Rica.

The length of the forewings is 6.2–7.8 mm. The ground colour of the forewings varies from uniform pale rust-brown to somewhat two-toned with a red-brown costal region and a yellow-gold dorsum variegated with red-brown. The costal region may also be grey to beige and with an orange dorsum with irregular blotches of red-brown.

The larvae feed on Rubus eriocarpus, Rubus vulcanicola and Rubus praecipuus. They fold, roll and tie young leaves of their host plants, feeding on them and surrounding leaves. They hide within or adjacent to the folded or rolled leaves. The larvae have a green body and pale carmel head. They reach a length of 7–8 mm.

The species is named for entomologist Kenji Nishida.[2]
Brown, J.W. & K. Nishida, 2008, Shilap Revista de Lepidopterologia 36 (143): 341–348. Full article: [1].

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