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51a0626.5 – 2839.2   Phiaris metallicana (Hübner, 1796)
Distribution Data for Phiaris metallicana
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Distribution: Type locality (metallicana): Europe.
Type locality (major): USA. "Colorado, Loveland".
Type locality (murina): Canada. "Labrador, Caribou Island".
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Synonymy: Tortrix metallicana Hübner, 1796
Argyroploce amurensis Caradja, 1916
Argyroploce asiaticus Caradja, 1916
Olethreutes bicornutana Kuznetzov, 1971
Penthina ferruginea Tengström, 1869
Penthina major Walsingham, 1895
Penthina murina Packard, 1867
Sericoris porphyrana de la Harpe, 1858
Olethreutes puncticostana of authors not Walker, 1863
Grapholitha zebrawskii Nowicki, 1864
Taxonomic Notes: Phiaris metallicana (Hübner, 1796) was formerly placed in Olethreutes; the current generic treatment follows Aarvik (2017). This species includes as a synonyms O. major (Walsingham, 1895) and O. murina (Packard, 1867) in Miller (1985), both previously treated as synonyms of O. puncticostana (Walker, 1863) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist). Olethreutes puncticostana of authors; (not Walker, 1863) is also listed as a synonym of O. metallicain the Pohl et al. (2016). Aspila lobarzewskii (Nowicki, 1864) (Grapholitha), rev. stat., is removed from synonymy in Hu et al. (2023), Appendix S4 and is treatred as extralimital to NA.
  • Aarvik, L., 2017. Fauna Europaea: Tortricidae. In: Fauna Europaea: Lepidoptera, Moths. Fauna Europaea Version 2017.06. Karsholt, O. & van Nieukerken, E. J., editors. Museum für Naturkunde: Berlin, Germany. website [accessed on 5 January 2023]
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  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Hu, G-L, J. Brown, M. Heikkilä, L. Aarvik, M. Mutanen, 2023. Molecular phylogeny, divergence time, biogeography and trends in host plant usage in the agriculturally important tortricid tribe Grapholitini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Cladistics, 39(5): 359-381; Appendix S4.
  • Miller, W.E., 1985. Nearctic Olethreutes: five new synonymies, two revised statuses, and notes (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 87(2): 408-417.
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