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Tortricidae
51a1186.2 – 3274   Crocidosema plebejana Zeller, 1847

- Mark Dreiling
Distribution: CA, TX and southeastern US south to South America.
Description/
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at idtools.org
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at idtools.org
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: 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).
References
  • 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 idtools.org.
  • 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
Crocidosema plebejana
- Jeff Hollenbeck
Crocidosema plebejana
- Ken Childs
Crocidosema plebejana
- Mark Dreiling
Crocidosema plebejana
- Carol Wolf
Crocidosema plebejana
- Carol Wolf
Crocidosema plebejana
- CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Crocidosema plebejana
- CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Crocidosema plebejana
- 13mm – Jim Vargo
Crocidosema plebejana
- 14mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Crocidosema plebejana
- 12mm – U. S. National Museum
Crocidosema plebejana
- 12mm – U. S. National Museum

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