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51a0599 – 2832   Olethreutes albiciliana (Fernald, 1882)

Reared - Charley Eiseman
Distribution: Lectotype: Orono, Penobscot Co., ME.
Field Marks:
Olethreutes albiciliana is most similar to O. auricapitana but with fringe yellowish-white from apex to mid-termen. Labial palpi usually less orange and a patch of brown scaling visible dorsally and with two pairs of yellowish costal antemedial striae more well defined as in P. agilana. Silver scales may form elongated spots but not well developed lines.
Similar Species:
  • Phiaris siderana (Treitschke, 1835), possibly congeneric, is a western species.
  • Olethreutes auricapitana.
  • Olethreutes n. sp. nr. auricapitana.
  • Pristerognatha agilana.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sericoris albiciliana Fernald, 1882
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 10: 70.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 75.75. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Olethreutes albiciliana
Jason Dombroskie
Olethreutes albiciliana
Tom Murray
Olethreutes albiciliana
David Kaposi
Olethreutes albiciliana
Reared - Charley Eiseman
Olethreutes albiciliana
13mm – Jim Vargo
Olethreutes albiciliana
- lectotype - LG – T. M. Gilligan (USNM)
Olethreutes albiciliana
- LG – T. M. Gilligan
Olethreutes albiciliana
12mm – U. S. National Museum

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