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5106292859Celypha cespitana (Hübner, [1817]) – Thyme Marble
  • Celypha cespitana (Hübner, [1817]) was treated as extralimital (Palearctic) based on DNA evidence in Gilligan et al. (2020). Gilligan & Brown (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023) proposed the placeholder name "Celypha cespitana of authors; (not Hübner, [1817])" for the valid biologic NA species previously ascribed to cespitana with all synonyms of cespitana described from NA as placeholder synonyms. However, Celypha instrutana (Clemens, 1865) is the senior available name for Nearctic specimens and it's usage is putative. With valid NA synonyms available, we find it appropriate to retain the name Celypha cespitana (Hübner, [1817]) pending further study to confirm the status of C. cespitana and its North American synonyms.
  • 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., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 78.84. (out of print)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 14.26m; p. 131. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Zeller. P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.

Celypha cespitana
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Celypha cespitana
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Celypha cespitana
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