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51a0070.1 – 3571   Eana niveosana (Packard, 1866)
Distribution Data for Eana niveosana
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Distribution: Alaska to Newfoundland.
Type locality: Canada. "Labrador, Hopedale".
Similar Species:
  • Eana idahoensis Obraztsov, 1963 may be represented in part by BOLD:AAA4129, a BIN group divided by DNA barcode in two clusters, one primarily southern AB and BC and the other ranging across Canada to Alaska. (M. Sabourin, per. comm., 2024).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Eana niveosana (Packard, 1866), rev. stat. (Gilligan & Brown in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was previously listed as a subspecies of E. osseana (Scopoli, 1763) in Brown (2005:266). Gilligan et al. (2020:12) note that DNA barcode data supports returning niveosana to full species status as one of three cryptic species (two Nearctic and one Holarctic) near osseana which they treat as extralimital to North America (Palearctic).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAA4129 (niveosana (part)
  • Brown, J.W., 2005. Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 5: 1-741.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Obraztsov, N.S., 1962. North American species of the genus Eana, with a general review of the genus, and descriptions of two new species (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(3): 175-192.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
Eana niveosana
Jason Dombroskie
Eana niveosana
19mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Eana niveosana
- lectotype (niveosana) - LG – Todd M. Gilligan
Eana niveosana
21mm – U. S. National Museum
Eana niveosana
22mm – U. S. National Museum
Eana niveosana
22mm – U. S. National Museum

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