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51a1065.1 – 3172.1   Epiblema minutana (Kearfott, 1905)
Distribution Data for Epiblema minutana
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Distribution: Type locality: New Jersey.
Field Marks:
Gilligan et al. (2020)
Epiblema minutana typically has a white face and labial palpi.
Genitalia: Gilligan et al. (2020)
Similar Species:
  • 3172 Epiblema strenuana typically has a brown frons and labial palpi.
  • 3174.1 Epiblema luctuosissima.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eucosma minutana Kearfott, 1905
Taxonomic Notes: Epiblema minutana (Kearfott, 1905), formerly treated as a synonym of 3172 Epiblema strenuana in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), is returned to full species status in Gilligan et al. (2020), Zootaxa, 4729(3): 347-358.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, T.M., D.J. Wright, R.L. Brown, B.A. Augustinus, U. Schaffner, 2020. Taxonomic issues related to biological control prospects for the ragweed borer, Epiblema strenuana (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Zootaxa, 4729(3): 347-358. (download also available at Researchgate)
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1905. Descriptions of new species of tortricid moths, from North Carolina, with notes. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 28: 356.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Wright, D.J. & T.M. Gilligan, 2023. Epiblema Hübner, Sonia Heinrich, Suleima Heinrich, and Notocelia Hübner of the Contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 9.6: 31; pl. B, 2a-o; pl. 1, 2a-i, order.
Epiblema minutana
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Epiblema minutana
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Epiblema minutana
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Epiblema minutana
© Richard L. Brown
Epiblema minutana
- lectotype - LG – © Todd M. Gilligan
Epiblema minutana
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