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620052.10 – 3555   Acleris lipsiana of authors, (not Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Distribution Data for Acleris lipsiana of authors,
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Taxonomic Notes: Acleris lipsiana of authors, not ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775), previously treated in part as a synonym of 3551 Acleris inana (Robinson, 1869) in Pohl et al. (2010) and Pohl et al. (2018), is referable to 3563 Acleris capizziana Obraztsov, 1963 as indicated by DNA barcode in Gilligan et al. (2020), Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.

A paratype of capizziana and specimens identified as lipsiana from both North America and Europe share similar DNA barcodes with the small differences separating the Nearctic and Palearctic populations into two clusters. A BOLD specimen from Alberta more closely resembles lipsiana and barcodes slightly closer to Europen specimens. A specimen from Quebec (no photo) barcodes even closer to lipsiana. Dissected specimens from the same locality are likewise more similar lipsiana with female genitalia also a better match. Those specimens may represent an undescribed species or possibly a subspecies of lipsiana.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Clarke, J.F.G., 1987. The correct identification of Acleris inana (Robinbson) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 89: 175-176.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
Acleris lipsiana of authors,
- QC, Canada - LG – © Carle Bélanger
Acleris lipsiana of authors,
- QC, Canada - LG – © Carle Bélanger
Acleris lipsiana of authors,
QC, Canada - LG – © Carle Bélanger

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