Eastern Black-headed Budworm Moth

Acleris variana
Acleris variana
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Acleris variana, the eastern blackheaded budworm, is a moth of the family Tortricidae. It is found in Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island and the north-eastern United States, across the coniferous forest region of Canada, presumably to Saskatchewan or eastern Alberta. The larvae mainly feed on Abies balsamea (Balsam Fir) and Picea glauca (White Spruce).

Eastern Black-headed Budworm Moth

Acleris variana


tree pest
garden pest
crop pest

Scientific classification

kingdom: Animalia
phylum: Arthropoda
class: Insecta
order: Lepidoptera
family: Tortricidae
genus: Acleris

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