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51a0068 – 3568   Eana argentana (Clerck, 1759)
Distribution Data for Eana argentana
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Distribution: Pacific Northwest. CA, WY, CO, NM records may represent misidentification.
Type locality (E. argentana): Sweden.
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Synonymy: Phalaena argentana Clerck, 1759
Taxonomic Notes: Eana argentana (Clerck, 1759) is treated as two or more cryptic species with 'nominate' E. argentana as being extralimital (Palearctic) in Gilligan et al. (2020). It is listed as "E. argentana of authors; (not Clerck, 1759)" by Gilligan & Brown (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). BOLD:AAA8425, the BIN group at BOLD containing 'nominate' argentana from Europe, includes a separate cluster representing populations from Kyrgyzstan and Alaska to the Pacific Northwest which might best be treated as a subspecies of argentana. The name E. argentana is retained at MPG pending further study on the recommendation of Michael Sabourin (pers. comm., 2022). The name plumbeana Durrant (1906) (TL: Siberia with specimens from “Kashmir-Deosai Plains” and “Sikim”) may apply to the NA population.
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  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAA8425 (true argentana) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Caradja, F.A., 1916. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der geographischen Verbreitung der Pyrah'den und Tortriciden des europäischen aunengebietes, nebst Beschreibung neuer Formen. Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift Iris, 30: 48.
  • Durrant, J.H., 1906. Tineina. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1906: 498.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Kennel, J., 1908. Die Palaearktischen Tortriciden. Zoologica (E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung), 54: 196; pl. 10, figs. 17,18.
  • Obraztsov, N.S., 1962. North American species of the genus Eana, with a general review of the genus, and descriptions of two new species (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(3): 175-192.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 17.49f; p. 146. Book Review and ordering
  • Razowski, J., 1991. The catalogue of the species of Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). Part 1: Palaearctic Chlidanotinae and Tortricinae: Cochylini, Tortricini, Ceracini, Cnephasiini. Acta Zoologica Cracoviensia, 34(1): 137-138, PDF.
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Eana argentana
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