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511186.23274Crocidosema plebejana Zeller, 1847
  • Crocidosema plebejana Zeller, 1847 is treated as one or more cryptic species with "true" C. plebejana listed as extralimital (Palearctic) in Gilligan et al. (2020). Synonyms of C. plebejana, of which C. excitana Moschler, 1891 (TL: Puerto Rico) might have priority, await revision. Pending further taxonomic work, plebejana is retained as a valid NA species by Gilligan & Brown (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • 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. & 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.
  • Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 123: 190.
  • 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. 16.5m, 16.6f; p. 137. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net

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