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620070.103571Eana niveosana (Packard, 1866)
Distribution Data for Eana niveosana
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Distribution: Alaska to Newfoundland.
Type locality: Canada. "Labrador, Hopedale".
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Taxonomic Notes: Eana niveosana (Packard, 1866) was listed as a subspecies of E. osseana (Scopoli, 1763) in Brown (2005:266). Pohl et al. (2018:122) stated that niveosana "applies to all North American populations, and may warrant full status”. Gilligan et al. (2020:12) note that DNA barcode data supports returning niveosana to full species status as one of three cryptic species (two Nearctic and one Holarctic) near osseana which they treat as extralimital to North America (Palearctic). Michael Sabourin (pers. comm., 2022) recommends that the treatment in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), which lists niveosana as a full species, be followed and notes that more work is needed.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Brown, J.W., 2005. Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 5: 1-741.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
Eana niveosana
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Eana niveosana
19mm – © Mississippi Entomological Museum
Eana niveosana
- lectotype (niveosana) - LG – © Todd M. Gilligan
Eana niveosana
21mm – © U. S. National Museum
Eana niveosana
22mm – © U. S. National Museum
Eana niveosana
22mm – © U. S. National Museum

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