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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 coastal 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.
References
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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