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51a1117 – 3218.1   Sonia paraplesiana Blanchard, 1979
             Hebrew Sonia
Distribution Data for Sonia paraplesiana
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Distribution: USA: FL, TX, NC, KY, IL, IA, SD, DC, PA, NJ, MA, MI, MN, NY (Blanchard 1979).
Holotype: Houston, TX.
Genitalia: See Blanchard (1979).
Similar Species:
  • Sonia constrictana (Zeller, 1876)
  • Sonia ferruginana Wright & Gilligan, 2023
  • Sonia griseolana Wright & Gilligan, 2023
  • Sonia roseomaculana Wright & Gilligan, 2023
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sonia paraplesiana Blanchard & Knudson, [1980]
Taxonomic Notes: Sonia paraplesiana Blanchard, 1979 n. sp., J. Lepid. Soc. 33: 184.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Blanchard, A., 1979. New status for Epiblema minutiana (Kearfott) and new species of Epiblema Hubner and Sonia Heinrich (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 33(3): 185-188; figs. 18, 20, 22, 24-26.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 131.201. (out of print)
  • 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: 90; pl. U, 54a-F, pl. 23, 54a-e, order.
Sonia paraplesiana
14mm – © Jim Vargo
Sonia paraplesiana
- holotype - LG(cc) U. S. National Museum

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