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620539.002770Orthotaenia undulana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) –
              Dusky Leafroller

nr. undulana - DNA - © Dick Wilson
Distribution: USA: Alaska; Europe. (Until a a formal revision of O. undulana is published, the cryptic species, widespread in the US and Canada, is included in the distribution map with images listed nr. undulana.)
Type locality (undulana): Vienna, Austria.
Type locality (campestrana): USA: Maine or Massachusetts.
Type locality (dilutifuscana): USA: southern Oregon.
Similar Species:
  • 2844 Orthotaenia deprecatoria - Specimens from a northwest population placed in BOLD BIN group BOLD:AAA8540, currently misidentified as O. undulana, refer to 2844 O. deprecatoria in Gilligan et al. (2020).
  • 2859.5 Syricoris lacunana
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tortrix undulana [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Celypha aemulana Hübner, [1825] 1816
Sericoris campestrana Zeller, 1876
Sericoris dilutifuscana Walsingham, 1879
Sericoris griseistruatana Bruand, 1850
Sericoris rufa Tutt, 1889
Tortrix urticana Hübner, 1799
Taxonomic Notes: Orthotaenia undulana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) is treated as a European species also found in Alaska with specimens from the US and southern Canada, previously treated by authors as O. undulana, regarded as a cryptic species in Gilligan et al. (2020), Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59. A future split could result in the elevation of O. campestrana (Zeller, 1876), currently a synonym of O. undulana, to full species with O. dilutifuscana Walsingham, 1879, also currently a synonym of O. undulana, treated as a junior synonym of O. campestrana.
  • 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: AAA8540 (cryptic sp. nr. undulana)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: AAB4021 ("true" undulana)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: AAB4022 (possibly "true" deprecatoria)
  • Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775. Ankundung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend, 131.
  • 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. 57.30. (out of print)
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • 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.
Orthotaenia undulana
cf. undulana - © Nolie Schneider
Orthotaenia undulana
cf. undulana - © John Davis
Orthotaenia undulana
cf. undulana - © John Davis
Orthotaenia undulana
cf. undulana - © Ken Lebo
Orthotaenia undulana
nr. undulana - DNA - © Dick Wilson
Orthotaenia undulana
nr. undulana - DNA - © L. & R. Avis
Orthotaenia undulana
cf. undulana - – © E. LaGasa & WSDA
Orthotaenia undulana
cf. undulana - 15mm – © Jim Vargo
Orthotaenia undulana
cf. undulana - - 16mm – © U. S. National Museum
Orthotaenia undulana
© Jessica Durand ( LG
on Acer saccharum
Orthotaenia undulana
© Marcie O'Connor LG
leaf shelter on Giant St. John's Wort
Orthotaenia undulana
© Jason Dombroskie

Orthotaenia undulana
© Canadian National Collection LG

Orthotaenia undulana
© Marcie O'Connor LG

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