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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). BOLD data seems to support treating the widespread North American species we currently know as C. cespitana as a separate species. Celypha instrutana (Clemens, 1865) is the senior available name for Nearctic specimens and it's usage is putative. Further study is needed to confirm the status of C. cespitana and its synonyms in North America.
  • 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 Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • 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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