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51a0208.1 – 3835   Platphalonidia plicana (Walsingham, 1884)

[T] - Ken R. Schneider
Distribution: USA: CA, AZ - Powell & Opler (2009).
Type locality: Sonora, Mex.
Similar Species:
  • 3833.1 Platphalonidia magdalenae lacks the contrasting dark terminal line. The fringe is less tinted with brown rust and the patch of dark-brown scales in the subterminal area is reduced or absent.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Conchylis plicana Walsingham, 1884
Taxonomic Notes: Platphalonidia plicana (Walsingham, 1884), range extension, was formerly assigned to Platphalonia in Metzler and Albu (2013), revised status, Brown et al. (2019:S2).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Brown, J.W. L. Aarvik, M. Heikkila, R. Brown, M. Mutanen, 2019. A molecular phylogeny of Cochylina, with confirmation of its relationship to Euliina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Systematic Entomology, 45(1): 1-15; Appendix S2.
  • 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.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.8m; p. 158. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1884. X. North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1884: 131.
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