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36a0177 – 2358.2   Plutella hyperboreella Strand, 1902

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Synonymy: Plutella hyperboreella Strand, 1902• Plutella polaris of authors, not Zeller, 1880
Taxonomic Notes: Plutella hyperboreella Strand, 1902, rev. comb. (Sohn in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was formerly placed in the genus Plutelloptera Baraniak, 2007, n. syn. of Plutella (Sohn in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). This species is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico (Landry et al., 2013). This species was synonymized with Plutella polaris by Robinson & Sattler (2001; appendix), but treated as valid by Baraniak (2007) and Sohn in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023).
  • Baraniak, E., 2007. Taxonomic revision of the genus Plutella Schrank, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) from the Palaearctic region with notes on its phylogeny. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 76 Supplement:1-122
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Landry, J.-F., V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa, 3749(1): 1-93.
  • 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).
  • Strand, E., 1902. Plutella Hyperboreella Strand n. sp.. Entomologisk Tidskrift, 23: 63-64.
  • Søli, G., L. Aarvik, T. Magnussen , 2018. Plutella polaris Zeller, 1880 (Lepidoptera, Plutellidae) rediscovered at Svalbard, Norway, with comments on its taxonomic position. Nota Lepidopterologica, 41(1): 119-127.
Plutella hyperboreella
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