Acleris hastiana

Acleris hastiana

''Acleris hastiana'' is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in Europe, northern Iran, Kazakhstan, Ala Tau, central Siberia, Irkutsk, the Amur region and China. In North America it is found from the north-eastern United States across southern Canada to British Columbia and south along the Pacific Coast to California.

It is a very variable species, with dozens of named forms, and many intermediate types, which has led to its description by over 125 synonyms.

The wingspan is about 20 mm. Adults are on the wing from June to July and again in August. There are two generations in much of its range.

The larvae feed on ''Salix'' species in Europe. First instar larvae bore into buds. Later instars feed in spun leaves. Other recorded food plants include ''Vaccinium'', ''Andromeda'', ''Ceanothus'', ''Gaylussacia'', ''Quercus'' and ''Rhododendron''.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyTortricidae
GenusAcleris
SpeciesA. hastiana