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360195.100469.1Lyonetia ledi Wocke, 1859
Distribution Data for Lyonetia ledi
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Distribution: Canada: BC; USA: MT - BOLD.
Type locality (candida): Santa Cruz Big Trees, CA.; MT. Rainier, WA.
Similar Species:
  • BOLD:AAE8230 is a BIN with specimens identified as ledi from northern Europe and northern Yukon.
  • BOLD:AAJ2456 is a BIN with specimens identified as candida from British Columbia and Montana. It is well separated from BOLD:AAE8230 by DNA barcode suggesting a good species.
  • BOLD:ACI8280 is a BIN with specimens identified as ledi from Newfoundland to British Columbia. It is well separated from both BOLD:AAE8230 and BOLD:AAJ2456 by DNA barcode suggesting a good, possibly undescribed, species.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Lyonetia ledi Wocke, 1859
Rhododendron occidentale
Rhododendron albiflorum
Taxonomic Notes: Lyonetia ledi Wocke, 1859 includes as a synonym [0469] Lyonetia candida Braun, 1916 in Kuroko (1964:23). This synonymy, unrecognized in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), does not seem supported by DNA barcoding. However, it appears the BIN group for true ledi includes specimens from the northern Yukon. Pending further investigation, ledi is included in the list.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) (ledi) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: AAE8230 (ledi?)
  • Braun, A.F., 1916. New species of Microlepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 48: 140.
  • Kuroko, H., 1964. Revisional Studies On The Family Lyonetiidae Of Japan (Lepidoptera). Esakia, 4: 1-61; 17 pls.
  • Wocke, 1859. II. Lepidoptera. Jahres-Bericht der Schlesischen Gesellschaft für Vaterländische Cultur, 37: 101.
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