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51a0172.1 – 3836   Phalonidia lepidana (Clemens, 1860)

C. Van Den Broeke
Distribution: Type locality (lepidana): unknown.
Similar Species:
  • Phalonidia straminiodes (Meyrick, 1912)
  • Phalonidia ontariana Razowski, 1997 is regarded as the same species by Michael Sabourin (pers. comm., 10/27/2020).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Argyrolepia lepidana Clemens, 1860
Phalonia plummeriana Busck, 1907
Phalonia schwarziana Busck, 1907
Phalonia zaracana Kearfott, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Phalonidia lepidana (Clemens, 1860) [3836] (Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist)) includes as synonyms plummeriana Busck, 1907, schwarziana Busck, 1907, straminiodes Grote, 1873 and zaracana Kearfott, 1907 in Brown (2005). Straminiodes is raised to full species status in Metzler & Brown (2014). Michael Sabourin (pers. comm., 10/27/2020) suggests that ontariana Razowski, 1997 should also be included as a synonym of lepidana and that plummeriana, schwarziana and zaracana should be treated as synonyms of straminiodes. MPG follows this interpretation for identification purposes pending further investigation.
  • 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:AAB5963 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Brown, J.W., 2005. Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 5: 1-741.
  • Busck, A., 1907. A Review of the Tortricid Subfamily Phaloniinae with Descriptions of New American Species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 15: 24-25. (plummeriana, schwarziana)
  • Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 12: 355.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33(1): 74. (zaracana)
  • 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.
  • Meyrick, E., 1912. On some impossible specific names in Micro-Lepidoptera. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 48: 32-36.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Phalonidia lepidana
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