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51a0050 – 3549   Acleris maccana (Treitschke, 1835)

DNA - "fishiana"? - © Dick Wilson
Distribution: Type locality (maccana): Czech Republic, Bohemia-Saxon [Czech Republic].
Type locality (fishiana): Orono, ME.
  • maccana ♂: "tegumen somewhat rectangular, socii rather uniform in width with posterior and anterior ends approximate in size" - Micahel Sabourin, 1/20/2021
  • fishiana ♂: "tegumen margins oblique, socii expanded medially and anterior end narrower than posterior end" - Micahel Sabourin, 1/20/2021
  • maccana ♀: "... the chitinized initial protion of the ductus bursae [see Pierce & Metcalfe (1922), pl. 8] does not extend below the cephlic margin of the genital plate: it is followed by a short weakly chitinized funnel-shaped portion, beyond which it is membranous." - McDunnough (1940:59-61)
  • fishiana ♀: "... the initial chitinous portion of the ductus [see McDunnough, 1934:329, fig. 2] projects shortly beyond the plate and is not followed by any distinctly chitinized funnel-shaped portion, this section, while somewhat expanded, being largely membranous with only indications of irregular chitinization." - McDunnough (1940:59-61)
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Synonymy: • Teras maccana Treitschke, 1835
• Teras basalticola Staudinger, 1857
• Peronea canescana Sheldon, 1930
• Teras fishiana Fernald, 1882
• Teras leporinana Zetterstedt, 1840
• Peronea marmorana Curtis, 1835
• Tortrix repandana Werneburg, 1864
• Peronea suffusana Sheldon, 1930
• Teras torquana Zetterstedt, 1839
Taxonomic Notes: Acleris maccana (Treitschke, 1835) includes as a synonym A. fishiana (Fernald, 1882) in McDunnough (1934:292). McDunnough (1940) subsequently returned fishiana to full species status. Obraztsov (1963) subsequently returned fishiana to synonymy of maccana.

Given the differences in DNA barcode and reexamination of genitalia by Michael Sabourin, fishiana may prove to be a good species or subspecies with both taxa occurring in the North America. If, as Obraztsov suggests, specimens from Europe have genitalia like that of fishiana, the name might refer to one of the current European synonyms of maccana.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 10: 66. (fishiana)
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1934. The Canadian species of the Canadian genus Peronea. Canadian Journal of Research, 11: 292-293; 325, fig. 2 (♂); 329, fig. 2 (♀).
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1940. Notes on the genus Peronea with description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 72(3): 59-61.
  • Obraztsov, N.S., 1963. Some North American moths of the genus Acleris (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 114(3469): 257.
  • Pierce, F.N. & J.W. Metcalfe, 1922. The genitalia of the group tortricidae of the Lepidoptera of the British Islands, pl. 8. (maccana ♀ gen. )
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Treitschke, F., 1835. Die Schmetterlinge von Europa, 10: 133.
Acleris maccana
"fishiana"? - © Jason Dombroskie
Acleris maccana
- "maccana" - gen. - © Allan Magnus
Acleris maccana
- "maccana" - LG – © Carle Bιlanger
Acleris maccana
"fishiana?" 21mm – © Gary Anweiler
Acleris maccana
"fishiana?" 22mm – © Gary Anweiler
Acleris maccana
"fishiana?" – © E. LaGasa & WSDA
Acleris maccana
"fishiana?" – © Jason Dombroskie
Acleris maccana
"fishiana?" © Jason Dombroskie
Acleris maccana
"fishiana?" 22mm – © Jim Vargo
Acleris maccana
"maccana" - Finland - LG – © Michael Sabourin
Acleris maccana
"fishiana?" 22mm – © U. S. National Museum
Acleris maccana
"fishiana?" - 23mm – © U. S. National Museum

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