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6206292859Celypha cespitana (Hübner, [1817]) – Thyme Marble
  • Celypha cespitana (Hübner, [1817]) is treated as extralimital (Palearctic) based on DNA evidence in Gilligan et al. (2020), Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59. BOLD data seems to support the possibility that the widespread North American species we currently know as C. cespitana may be a separate species. A future split could result in the elevation of Celypha instrutana (Clemens, 1865) currently a synonym of C. cespitana, to full species with C. cespitana largely confined to the Old World.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. 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.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 78.84. (out of print)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 14.26m; p. 131. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Zeller. P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren.. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.

Celypha cespitana
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Celypha cespitana
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Celypha cespitana
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