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Tortricidae
621306.003427Grapholita libertina – (Heinrich, 1926)
Distribution Data for Grapholita libertina
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Distribution: TL: Wellington, BC.
Description/
Field Marks:
Males lack the obvious patch of dark sex scales on the hindwing of G. packardi.
Genitalia: See Heinrich (1926), Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus. 132: 29; pl. 49, fig. 294.
Similar Species:
  • 3426 G. molesta: Median stria meets inner margin at angle, fades as it approaches an often conspicuous whitish stigma; flecks of whitish scales concentrated along striae and especially close to inner margin - Aaron Hunt (pers. comm., 5/7/2020).
    Males lack the obvious patch of dark sex scales on the hindwing.
  • 3428 G. packardi: Median stria narrows from inner margin to middle of wing, meet inner margin roughly perpendicularly; stigma generally inconspicuous to absent; silvery to blue lustre throughout - Aaron Hunt (pers. comm., 5/7/2020).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: some specimens may not be sequenced and DNA barcode does not ensure correct identification.
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 29.
Grapholita libertina
8mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum

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