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51a1381.1E – 3493   "Cydia" saltitans (Westwood, 1858)
             Jumping Bean Moth
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Distribution: This species is not known to naturally occur north of Mexico.
Type locality: Mexico.
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
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Synonymy: Carpocapsa saltitans Westwood, 1858
Carpocapsa deshaisiana Lucas, 1858
Taxonomic Notes: "Cydia" saltitans (Westwood, 1858), stat. rev. (Gilligan et al., 2020), replaces Cydia deshaisiana (Lucas, 1858), nomen nudum (unavailable - a name published without a valid description). This species a member of "Clade 1" in Hu et al. (2023) is misplaced in Cydia and may belong in Ethelgoda (Hu et al., 2023:367) (new since Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023)). This species is listed as excluded (occurring in NA only in domestication) by Gilligan & Brown (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023) but is included here for reference purposes.
  • 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, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Hu, G-L, J. Brown, M. Heikkilä, L. Aarvik, M. Mutanen, 2023. Molecular phylogeny, divergence time, biogeography and trends in host plant usage in the agriculturally important tortricid tribe Grapholitini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Cladistics, 39(5): 359-381; Appendix S4.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 17.9m; p. 142. Book Review and ordering

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