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51a0609 – 2844   Olethreutes deprecatoria Heinrich, 1926

[T] - DNA - Dick Wilson
Distribution: Type locality: Wellington, BC.
Field Marks:
Specimens in BOLD BIN group AAB4022 are treated here as Olethreutes deprecatoria following Gilligan et al. (2020). These are all from around the Vancouver-Seattle area not far from the type locality. Most are misidentified as Orthotaenia undulana. One male "Syricoris lacunana", sample 1209626A19Jun1998, has genitalia which seems to match that which was illustrated by Heinrich (1926). Based on DNA barcode, this group appears to represent a separate species near Syricoris lacunana which also has similar male genitalia. The species page at BOLD for deprecatoria contains several specimens from the northeast which appear to be misidentified. - Steve Nanz (10/7/2021)
Genitalia: See Heinrich, 1926: pl. 40, fig. 247 (♀); pl. 74, fig. 436 (♂).
Similar Species:
  • 2770 Orthotaenia undulana
  • Syricoris lacunana
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Olethreutes deprecatorius Heinrich, 1926
  • 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:AAB4022 (possibly "true" deprecatoria) - 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.
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 177.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 14.28f, 14.29f; p. 131. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Olethreutes deprecatoria
[T] - DNA - Dick Wilson
Olethreutes deprecatoria
[T] - Dick Wilson
Olethreutes deprecatoria
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Olethreutes deprecatoria
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Olethreutes deprecatoria
14mm – U. S. National Museum
Olethreutes deprecatoria
15mm – U. S. National Museum

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