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51a0630.5 – 2831   Pristerognatha agilana (Clemens, 1860)

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Field Marks:
Pristerognatha agilana typically has two pairs of yellowish antemedial costal striae (each pair sometimes fused) and a silver line extending outwardly from each pair, also sometimes fused but not narrowing as in O. auricapitana. A centrally located silver spot may occur between the antemedial and postmedial silver lines closer to the outer margin than that of O. auricapitana. Opposite the antemedial costal striae lie a pair of silver dorsal striae or elongated spots, often fused or poorly defined. Costal striae often with white scales at costal margin.
Similar Species:
  • 2830 Olethreutes auricapitana.
  • 2830.1 Olethreutes n. sp. nr. auricapitana.
  • 2832 Olethreutes albiciliana.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Endopiza agilana Clemens, 1860
Tortrix fuligana of authors not [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Taxonomic Notes: Pristerognatha agilana (Clemens, 1860) is raised from synonymy with Pristerognatha fuligana ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775), a European species not found in North America, to full species status in Miller (1985), Proc. Entom. Soc. Wash., 87: 413.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 79.85. (out of print)
  • Miller, W.E., 1985. Nearctic Olethreutes: five new synonymies, two revised statuses, and notes (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 87(2): 408-417.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Pristerognatha agilana
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Pristerognatha agilana
- LG - © James Steffen
Pristerognatha agilana
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Pristerognatha agilana
LG - © Robin Carlson
Pristerognatha agilana
12mm – © Jim Vargo
Pristerognatha agilana
18mm – © U. S. National Museum
Pristerognatha agilana
13mm – © U. S. National Museum
Pristerognatha agilana
12mm – © U. S. National Museum

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