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51a0056.1 – 3556.1   Acleris disputabilis Obraztsov, 1963
Distribution Data for Acleris disputabilis
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Distribution: Holotype (disputabilis): Goldstream, BC.
Type locality (ferruginiguttana): Colorado
Similar Species:
  • Acleris maximana is separated by genitalia.
  • Acleris nigrolinea is separated by genitalia.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acleris disputabilis Obraztsov, 1963
Teras ferruginiguttana of authors not Fernald, 1882
Taxonomic Notes: Acleris disputabilis Obraztsov, 1963, listed a synonym of Acleris nigrolinea (Robinson, 1869) in the Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), is regarded as a valid species in Powell & Opler (2009:144). McDunnough (1934) believed that the name ferruginiguttana Fernald, 1882 referred to a western variety of nigrolinea. Since ferruginiguttana was known only from a single specimen in such poor condition that it was no longer identifiable, the name was regarded by Obraztsov (1963) as a "species dubia" and described disputabilis as a replacement name for ferruginiguttana sensu McDunnough (1934).
  • Fernald, C.H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 10: 65.
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1934. The Canadian species of the Canadian genus Peronea. Canadian Journal of Research, 11: 290-332.
  • Obraztsov, N.S., 1963. Some North American moths of the genus Acleris (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 114(3469): 262; fig. 7,b; pl. 6-7, figs. 17-25; pl. 12-14, figs. 40-47.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, 1-369 (Book Review and ordering).
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