Acleris semipurpurana

620003.00 — 3503 — Acleris semipurpurana (Kearfott, 1905) — Oak Leaftier
Images copyright: Ken Childs (TN), David E. Reed (ME)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
stray; does not breed locally



This oak feeder is often abundant regionally but almost certainly does not breed on Block Island. Only two individuals, the first two pictured on this page, have been found on Block Island.


Similar but not especially closely related to A. curvalana, which is generally smaller.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Species Page at BugGuide