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5112373324Epinotia columbia (Kearfott, 1904)
  • Epinotia columbia (Kearfott, 1904) is elevated from synonymy of Epinotia crenana [3324] (extralimital) in R. L. Brown's unpublished Master’s thesis with new status formalized in Brown (2005). This species is represented at BOLD by two BINs, BOLD:AAF0407, likely "true" crenana, and BOLD:AAE1754, likely an undescribed cryptic species (Gilligan et al. 2020); the latter possibly refers to albidorsana Kearfott, originally described as a variety of columbia  (M. Sabourin, in litt. 2023). Compare lectotypes of in references.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAE1754 (albidorsana)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAF0407 (columbia)
  • Brown, J.W., 2005. Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 5: 1-741.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1904. New tortricids from Kaslo, B. C., and the northwest. . The Canadian Entomologist, 36: 112 (columbia); 113 (var. albidorsana); 114 (var. mediostriana).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 16.11f, 16.12f; p. 138. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at the American Museum of Natural History (lectotype of albidorsana)
  • Species Page at the American Museum of Natural History (lectotype of columbia)
  • Species Page at the American Museum of Natural History (lectotype of mediostriana)

Epinotia columbia
- © Michael Sabourin
based on habitus and locality, this may represent var. albidorsana Kearfott.

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