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Tortricidae
51a1131E – 3229.1   Gypsonoma nitidulana (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)
Distribution Data for Gypsonoma nitidulana
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Taxonomic Notes: Gypsonoma nitidulana (Lienig & Zeller, 1846), is excluded from the NA list as extralimital (Palearctic) in Pohl et al. (2018) and listed as extralimital in Gilligan & Brown (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). Reported from the the Yukon in Lafontaine & Wood (1997), voucher material could not be located and the record was declared erroneous. However, DNA barcode does support the possibility of nitidulana in Canada with specimens from the Yukon falling within one of the two branches of the barcode tree containing nitidulana from Europe, and specimens from Newfoundland to the Yukon falling near the other branch. MPG will continue to list the species as possible in NA but unverified. Further work is needed.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB1285 (part). - Caution: 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.
  • Lafontaine, J.D.; Wood, D.M., 1997. Butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) of the Yukon. In Insects of the Yukon; Danks, H.V., Downes, J.A., Eds.; Biological Survey of Canada (Terresterial Arthropods): Ottawa, ON, Canada, 723-785.
  • Pohl, G.R., J-F. Landry, B.C. Schmidt, J.D. Lafontaine, J.T. Troubridge, A.D. Macaulay, E. van Nieukerken, J.R. deWaard, J.J. Dombroskie, J. Klymko, V. Nazari, K. Stead, 2018. Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Pensoft, 1-580; PDF, Hardback.
Gypsonoma nitidulana
13mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Gypsonoma nitidulana
17mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum

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