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51a0118.1 – 3826   Phtheochroa vulneratana of authors (not Zetterstedt, 1839)

Bob Martin
Distribution: Canada: AB, BC, YT; USA: AK, WA, MT, CO.
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Taxonomic Notes: Phtheochroa vulneratana of authors; (not Zetterstedt, [1839]) is a cryptic species mistakenly regarded as the European species Phtheochroa vulneratana (Zetterstedt, 1839) in Powell (1990), Jour. Lepid. Soc., 44: 91. The two taxa are well separated by DNA barcode with the latter treated as extralimital to North America in Gilligan et al. (2020), Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
The number 3826 was occupied by Honca grandis (Busck, 1907) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
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  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.20m; p. 157. Book Review and ordering
  • Powell, J.A., 1990. Records of a Palearctic tortricid in boreal Colorado: Trachysmia vulneratana evidently is Holarctic. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 44: 91.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Zetterstedt, J.W., 1840 [1839]. Ordo VI. Lepidoptera. Insecta Lapponica, (4): 979.
Phtheochroa vulneratana of authors
John Ashley
Phtheochroa vulneratana of authors
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Phtheochroa vulneratana of authors
- 20mm – U. S. National Museum

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