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Tortricidae
620014.003515Acleris santacrucis – Obraztsov, 1963

[T] Joseph V. Higbee
Distribution: Type Locality: Santa Cruz, CA.
Description/
Field Marks:
See Proc. Obraztsov (1963), Proc. US Nat. Mus. 114: 225; pl. 2, fig. 4. Also see Powell & Opler (2009) which notes pale winged form with brown costal triangle.
Caution: Best confirmed by dissection but difference between cervinana and is slight.
Genitalia: See Proc. Obraztsov (1963), US Nat. Mus. 114: pl. 9, fig. 29 ♂; pl. 10, figs. 32, 33 ♀.
Similar Species:
  • 3514 Acleris cervinana
  • 3511 Acleris rhombana
  • 3518 Acleris braunana
  • Images by Jerry Powell below of specimens from Humboldt Co, CA are identified at Essig as A. cervinana. Powell & Opler (2009) mentions that santacrucis might be a race of cervinana. MPG is treating specimens from California as santacrucis until the issue is resolved.
  • 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 shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Obratzsov, N.S., 1963. Some North American moths of the genus Acleris (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 114(3469): 213-270.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 17.32f, 17.33m; p. 144. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Acleris santacrucis
[T] Tim Johnson
Acleris santacrucis
Marin Co, CA - CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Acleris santacrucis
Marin Co, CA - CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Acleris santacrucis
Humboldt Co, CA - CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Acleris santacrucis
Humboldt Co, CA - CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Acleris santacrucis
14mm – U. S. National Museum

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