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51a0884.1 – 3007.1   Eucosma aquilana Wright & Gilligan, 2021
Distribution Data for Eucosma aquilana
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Distribution: USA: NC south to FL and west to LA.
Holotype: North Carolina, Pender County, Holly Shelter Game Land.
Genitalia: See Wright & Gilligan, 2021.
Similar Species:
  • Epiblema strenuana (Walker, 1863) with 3rd labial palpus segment concolorous with 2nd, not black as in E. aquilana, has a smaller and less bright forwing ocellus, and males lacks a coastal fold.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eucosma aquilana Wright & Gilligan, 2021
Taxonomic Notes: Eucosma aquilana Wright & Gilligan, 2021, n. sp., though closest in most respects to 3172 Epiblema strenuana (Walker, 1863), is placed in genus Eucosma based on "sterigma-sternum 7 structure" and presence of male costal fold, Jour. Lepid. Soc., 75(2): 130; figs. 1-6, 16a-d.
  • Wright D.J. & T.M. Gilligan, 2021. Three Nearctic Eucosmini (Tortricidae: Olethreutinae) with Discordant Genus Level Characteristics: Two New Species and a New Combination. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 75(2): 128-134.
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