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51a0221.1 – 3778   Thyraylia nana (Haworth, 1811)
             The Barred Dwarf

© John Lee
Type locality (nana): Great Britain
Type locality (albidana): Nova Scotia
Type locality (ochreoalbana): Nova Scotia.
Type locality (winniana): "New Jersey, Essex County Park".
Field Marks:
See Razowski (1997: 129; figs. 87, 88 (♂ gen.), 169 (♀ gen.)).
Similar Species:
  • There are similar cryptic species from western NA with very different DNA barcodes at BOLD. DNA or dissection required.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tortrix nana Haworth, 1811
Simaethis albidana Walker, 1866
Conchylis altocorsicana Petry, 1904
Eupoecilia carneana Guenée, 1845
Eupoecilia cruentana Guenée, 1845
Penthina ochreoalbana Walker, 1863
Tortrix pallidana Herrich-Schäffer, 1851
Phalonia winniana Kearfott, 1905
Taxonomic Notes: Thyraylia nana (Haworth, 1811), formerly in the genus Cochylis, Jour. Lepid. Soc., 68(4):282, was number 3764 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB3573 (possibly either a good species or a subspecies of nana referring to ochreoalbana, albidana or winniana, all current synonyms of nana) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABY5998 (possibly true nana) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Haworth, A.H., 1803-1828. Lepidoptera Britannica, 3: 439.
  • Metzler, E.H. & J.W. Brown, 2014. An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of North America north of Mexico including Greenland, with comments on classification and identification. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 68(4): 274-282.
  • Razowski, J., 1997. Cochylini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae) of Canada. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 40(1): 107-163.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Thyraylia nana
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Thyraylia nana
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Thyraylia nana
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