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51a0063 – 3563   Acleris capizziana Obraztsov, 1963
Distribution Data for Acleris capizziana
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Distribution: USA: WA, OR; Canada: AB, QC - BOLD data
Type locality: Bendon, OR.
Genitalia: See Obraztsov (1963).
Similar Species:
  • [3555] Acleris lipsiana is extralimital.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acleris capizziana Obraztsov, 1963
Tortrix lipsiana of authors not [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Taxonomic Notes: Acleris capizziana Obraztsov, 1963 includes as a synonym Acleris lipsiana of authors; (not [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) in Gilligan et al. (2020), Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59 with "true" lipsiana treated as extralimital to North America.

DNA barcode places a paratype of capizziana in the same BIN group with specimens identified as lipsiana from both North America and Europe. Barcode separates the Nearctic and Palearctic populations into two clusters. A specimen from Alberta and Quebec more closely resemble lipsiana and barcode slightly closer to Europen specimens. It is unclear if capizziana represents a distinct species or if lipsiana represents a complex with several distinct species.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Obraztsov, N.S., 1963. Some North American moths of the genus Acleris (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 114(3469): 252; 252, figs. 6a (♀ gen.); pl. 1, figs. 2.
  • Razowski, J., 1966. World fauna of the Tortricini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Zaklad Zoologii Systematycznej w Krakowie Polskiej Akademii Nauk, pp. 1-576.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Acleris capizziana
- QC, Canada - LG – © Carle Bélanger
Acleris capizziana
- QC, Canada - LG – © Carle Bélanger
Acleris capizziana
QC, Canada - LG – © Carle Bélanger
Acleris capizziana
Paratype - LG – © CBG Photography Group

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