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620169.003807Phalonidia lepidana (Clemens, 1860)

John Lee
Distribution: Type locality (lepidana): unknown.
Type locality (plummeriana): "Maryland, Plummers Island".
Type locality (schwarziana): "Maryland, Plummers Island".
Type locality (zaracana): Illinois.
Similar Species:
  • Phalonidia ontariana Razowski, 1997 is regarded as the same species by Michael Sabourin (pers. comm., 10/27/2020).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Argyrolepia lepidana Clemens, 1860
Phalonia plummeriana Busck, 1907
Phalonia schwarziana Busck, 1907
Phalonia zaracana Kearfott, 1907
Phalonia straminiodes Meyrick, 1912
Taxonomic Notes: Phalonidia lepidana (Clemens, 1860) [3836] (1983 Hodges Checklist) includes as synonyms P. schwarziana (Busck, 1907) [3848] (1983 list), P. plummeriana (Busck, 1907) [3843] (1983 list) and P. zaracana (Kearfott, 1907) [3861] (1983 list) in Metzler & Brown (2014), Jour. Lepid. Soc. 68:277. Research by Michael Sabourin suggests that 3809 P. ontariana Razowski, 1997 should also be included as a synonyms and that the afore mentioned synonyms should apply to 3809.1 P. straminoides (Grote, 1873) [3852] (1983 list). MPG follows this interpretation for identification purposes pending further investigation.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Busck, A., 1907. A Review of the Tortricid Subfamily Phaloniinae with Descriptions of New American Species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 15: 24-25. (plummeriana, schwarziana)
  • Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 12: 355.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33(1): 74. (zaracana)
  • Metzler, E.H. & J.W. Brown, 2014. An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of North America north of Mexico including Greenland, with comments on classification and identification. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 68(4): 274-282.
  • Meyrick, E., 1912. On some impossible specific names in Micro-Lepidoptera. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 48: 32-36.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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- 12mm – U. S. National Museum

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