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620096.003755.3Aethes deutschiana (Zetterstedt, 1840)

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Distribution: Europe and northern Canada - BOLD.
MPG Map includes specimens of A. deutschiana of authors.
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Taxonomic Notes: Aethes deutschiana (Zetterstedt, 1840) is listed as extralimital (Palearctic) with specimens from the US and southern Canada, previously treated as A. deutschiana, regarded as one or more cryptic species in Gilligan et al. (2020), Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59. But specimens from northern Canada have DNA barcodes matching those of A. deutschiana from Europe so we continue to treat this species as Holarctic.
  • 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.
  • Pohl, G.R., J-F. Landry, B.C. Schmidt, J.D. Lafontaine, J.T. Troubridge, A.D. Macaulay, E. van Nieukerken, J.R. deWaard, J.J. Dombroskie, J. Klymko, V. Nazari, K. Stead, 2018. Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Pensoft,, 1-580; PDF, Hardback.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.1m; p. 158. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Aethes deutschiana
nr. deutschiana - CO - Van Truan
Aethes deutschiana
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Aethes deutschiana
Mississippi Entomological Museum
Aethes deutschiana
16mm – U. S. National Museum

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