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Carposinidae
480006.002314Carposina ottawana – Kearfott, 1907
Distribution Data for Carposina ottawana
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Distribution: Type Locality: Ottawa.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood); Ribes sp. (gooseberry) - Davis (1969).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Carposina sasakii Kearfott, 1907, formerly treated as C. sasakii ottawana in Diakonoff (1989) and C. niponensis ottawana in Davis (1969), is returned to full species status based on differences in both morphology and DNA and includes as a synonym C. nicholsana Forbes, 1923 in Young & Robertson (2020).
"True" C. niponensis Walsingham 1900 and "true" C. sasakii Matsumura, 1900 are regarded as extralimital.
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.
  • Davis, D., 1969. A revision of the American moths of the family Carposinidae (Lepidoptera: Carposinoidea). United States National Museum Bulletin, 289: 17; figs. 3, 4, 59, 74, 92, 110.
  • Diakonoff, A., 1989. Revision of the Palaearctic Carposinidae with description of a new genus and new species (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea). Zoologische Verhandelingen, 251: 1-155.
  • Forbes, W.T.M., 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States. Cornell University, Agricultural Experiment Station. Memoir, 68: 515.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New Microlepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 39: 124.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Young, J.D. & J.A. Robertson, 2020. Reinstatement of Carposina ottawana Kearfott, 1907 (Lepidoptera: Carposinidae) as a valid species. Insecta Mundi, 0784: 1-8.
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