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North American Lepidoptera Genitalia Library
6200503549Acleris maccana (Treitschke, 1835)
  • Acleris maccana (Treitschke, 1835) includes as a synonym A. fishiana (Fernald, 1882) in McDunnough (1934:292). McDunnough (1940) subsequently returned fishiana to full species status. Obraztsov (1963) subsequently returned fishiana to synonymy of maccana.

    Given the differences in DNA barcode and reexamination of genitalia by Michael Sabourin, fishiana may prove to be a good species or subspecies with both taxa occurring in the North America. If, as Obraztsov suggests, specimens from Europe have genitalia like that of fishiana, the name might refer to one of the current European synonyms of maccana.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 10: 66. (fishiana)
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1934. The Canadian species of the Canadian genus Peronea. Canadian Journal of Research, 11: 292-293; 325, fig. 2 (♂); 329, fig. 2 (♀).
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1940. Notes on the genus Peronea with description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 72(3): 59-61.
  • Obraztsov, N.S., 1963. Some North American moths of the genus Acleris (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 114(3469): 257.
  • Pierce, F.N. & J.W. Metcalfe, 1922. The genitalia of the group tortricidae of the Lepidoptera of the British Islands, pl. 8. (maccana ♀ gen. )
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Treitschke, F., 1835. Die Schmetterlinge von Europa, 10: 133.

Acleris maccana
© Anthony W. Thomas -
"A. fishiana" sensu McDunnough (1940)
Acleris maccana
- © Anthony W. Thomas
[T] "true" A. maccana - Collected by Allan Magnus - SK
Acleris maccana
- © Michael Sabourin
"True" A. maccana , Collected in Karislojo, Finland
Acleris maccana
© Anthony W. Thomas -
"A. fishiana" sensu McDunnough (1940)
Acleris maccana
- © Carle Bélanger
[T] "true" A. maccana

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