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51a0552.1 – 2798   Olethreutes diallacta (Meyrick, 1932)
Distribution Data for Olethreutes diallacta
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Distribution: Type locality: Maine.
Field Marks:
See Heinrich (1926) (zelleriana) and Zeller (1875) (nitidanum).
Similar Species:
  • Olethreutes trepidulum (Heinrich, 1926)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Argyroploce diallacta Meyrick, 1932
Exartema betulana Heinrich, 1926, nom. nud.
Eccopis zelleriana Fernald, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: Olethreutes diallacta (Meyrick, 1932) is a replacement name for zelleriana Fernald, a name proposed for nitidana, sensu Zeller (1875), but preoccupied at the time by zelleriana Erschoff, 1874.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Fernald, C.H., 1882. A Synonymical Catalogue of the described Tortricidae of North America north of Mexico. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 10: 29.
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 139; pl. 14, fig. 63 (m.); pl. 34, fig 203 (f.) (zelleriana).
  • Meyrick, E., 1930-1936. Exotic Microlepidoptera, 4(1-20): 225.
  • 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).
  • 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: 270; pl. 8, fig. 15 (nitidanum sensu Zeller (1875).
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