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North American Lepidoptera Genitalia Library
6200493548Acleris variana (Fernald, 1886) – Eastern Black-headed Budworm
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net

Acleris variana
Anthony W. Thomas -

Distinctive short broad aedeagus with one large and one small cornutus. The extreme lower edge of each valve has a deep semicircular emargination which is obscured when folded up as in the image below.

Acleris variana
Anthony W. Thomas -

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