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Tortricidae
620172.00 – 3809.1   Phalonidia straminoides (Grote, 1873)

John Lee
Distribution: Type locality (straminoides): "New York, Buffalo".
Type locality (plummeriana): Plummers Island, MD.
Type locality (schwarziana): Plummers Island, MD.
Type locality (zaracana): Central New York and northern Illinois.
Similar Species:
  • Phalonidia lepidana (Clemens, 1860)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Conchylis straminoides Grote, 1873
Taxonomic Notes: Phalonidia straminoides (Grote, 1873) [3852] (Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist)), formerly treated as a synonym of 3807 lepidana Clemens, 1860 in Brown (2005), is elevated to full species status in Metzler & Brown (2014). Michael Sabourin (pers. comm., 10/27/2020) suggests that the plummeriana, schwarziana and zaracana, treated as synonyms of lepidana in Metzler & Brown (2014), are instead conspecific with straminiodes. MPG follows this interpretation for identification purposes pending further investigation.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB5962
  • Brown, J.W., 2005. Tortricidae (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 5: 1-741.
  • Busck, A., 1907. A Review of the Tortricid Subfamily Phaloniinae with Descriptions of New American Species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 15: 24 (plummeriana).
  • Busck, A., 1907. A Review of the Tortricid Subfamily Phaloniinae with Descriptions of New American Species. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 15: 25 (schwarziana).
  • Grote, A.G., 1873. Description of New North American moths. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural History, 1: 16.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33(1): 74 (zaracana).
  • Metzler, E.H. & J.W. Brown, 2014. An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of North America north of Mexico including Greenland, with comments on classification and identification. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 68(4): 274-282.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Phalonidia straminoides
David Reed
Phalonidia straminoides
Tom Murray
Phalonidia straminoides
Larry McDaniel
Phalonidia straminoides
Nolie Schneider
Phalonidia straminoides
12mm – Jim Vargo
Phalonidia straminoides
- syntype straminoides - LG(cc) USNM
Phalonidia straminoides
- holotype plummeriana - LG(cc) USNM
Phalonidia straminoides
- holotype schwarziana - LG(cc) USNM

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