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51a0214.1 – 3838   Rolandylis maiana (Kearfott, 1907)
             Kearfott's Rolandylis

DNA - Mark Dreiling
Distribution: NS south to NH, PA, NJ - Pogue (2001)
Type locality: New Jersy.
Field Marks:
Identifications at BOLD for species in Cochylini are often confused. Per Gilligan et al. (2020), the correct BIN for maiana is BOLD:AAM0777, see References for BIN link.
Similar Species:
  • Rolandylis fusca Pogue, 2001 forewing ground color is fuscous, not cream as in maiana.
  • Rolandylis virilia Pogue, 2001 is best separated by genitalia.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalonia maiana Kearfott, 1907
Rolandylis catalonica Gibeaux, 1985
Taxonomic Notes: Rolandylis maiana (Kearfott, 1907), previously listed in the genus Hysterosia in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), is transferred to Rolandylis (rev. stat.) in Pogue (2001), Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash.,103(3): 788-796.
  • 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:AAH5562 - 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.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33(1): 82.
  • Pogue, M.G., 2001. Revised status of Rolandylis Gibeaux (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Cochylini), with descriptions of two new species from North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 103(3): 790.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Rolandylis maiana
DNA - Mark Dreiling
Rolandylis maiana
[T] - Carol Wolf
Rolandylis maiana
8.5mm - LG – Steven Whitebread
Rolandylis maiana
U. S. National Museum
Rolandylis maiana
- lectotype - LG(cc) U. S. National Museum

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