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Tortricidae
620063.003563Acleris capizziana Obraztsov, 1963

DNA - © Dick Wilson
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.)
Taxonomic Notes: Acleris capizziana Obraztsov, 1963 includes as a synonym 3555 Acleris lipsiana of authors not ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 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 to lipsiana with female genitalia also a better match. Those specimens may represent an undescribed species or possibly a subspecies of lipsiana.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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
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