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Tortricidae
51a0629 – 2859   Celypha cespitana of authors (not Hübner, [1817])
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© Tom Murray
Distribution: Widespread in the US and southern Canada.
Type locality (cespitana): Europe.
Type locality (instrutana): USA: VA.
Type locality (poana): USA: OH, MA.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tortrix cespitana Hübner, [1817]
Sericoris instrutana Clemens, 1865
Sericoris poana Zeller, 1876
Taxonomic Notes: Celypha cespitana of authors (not Hübner, [1817]) is a valid biologic species which may refer to a current synonym of cespitana, a species treated as extralimital (Palearctic) based on DNA evidence in Gilligan et al. (2020). Celypha instrutana (Clemens, 1865) is the senior available name for Nearctic specimens and it's usage is putative. Further study is needed to confirm the status of C. cespitana and its synonyms in North America.
References
  • 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 of authors
© Nolie Schneider
Celypha cespitana of authors
© Bob Patterson
Celypha cespitana of authors
© Greg Raterman [T]
Celypha cespitana of authors
© Nolie Schneider
Celypha cespitana of authors
© Greg Raterman [T]
Celypha cespitana of authors
DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Celypha cespitana of authors
DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Celypha cespitana of authors
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Celypha cespitana of authors
12mm – © Jim Vargo
Celypha cespitana of authors
11mm – © U. S. National Museum
Celypha cespitana of authors
20mm – © U. S. National Museum

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