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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 nivisellana

Acleris nivisellana (Walsingham, 1879)

Type locality: USA, California.

Lectotype: BMNH. female ♀.

Tortrix nivisellana Walsingham, 1879


Brown, J.W., 2005: World catalogue of insects volume 5 Tortricidae.

Acleris nivisellana, the snowy-shouldered acleris moth, is a species of moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in North America, where it has been recorded from southern Canada and the northern United States, south in the east to Maryland and Virginia, south in the west to California.[2]

The wingspan is 15–17 mm. The forewings are white with a large blackish semicircular patch along the costa and irregular patches of light grey mixed with brown in the median area and along the inner margin. There is a dark spot near the inner margin in the antemedial area and the subterminal area is dark grey. The hindwings are brownish grey. Adults have been recorded on wing from March to November, probably in two generations per year.[3]

The larvae feed on Crataegus, Malus (including Malus pumila), Physocarpus malvaceus, Prunus pensylvanica, Sorbus (including Sorbus scopulina) species.[4]
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