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36a0044 – 0469.1   Lyonetia ledi Wocke, 1859
Distribution Data for Lyonetia ledi
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Distribution: Canada:YT (BOLD
Type locality: Europe [Poland?].
Larva and
Host Plants:
Rhododendron spp.
Field Marks:
See Imre (2022).
Genitalia: See Imre (2022).
Similar Species:
  • BOLD:AAJ2456 (candida? from British Columbia and Montana).
  • BOLD:ACI8280 (nr. ledi? from Canada: NL, PE, QC, NC, BC, YT).
  • 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 Lyonetia candida Braun, 1916 in Kuroko (1964:23) without explanation. This synonymy, unrecognized in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), does not seem supported by DNA barcoding and is rejected by Sohn in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023).
  • 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: BOLD:AAE8230 (ledi)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAJ2456 (candida?)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ACI8280 (sp. nr. ledi?)
  • Braun, A.F., 1916. New species of Microlepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 48: 140.
  • Imre, F., 2022. Distribution and bionomy of Lyonetia ledi Wocke, 1859 – a review with notes (Lepidoptera, Lyonetiidae). Lepidopterologica Hungarica, 18(1): 5-21.
  • Kuroko, H., 1964. Revisional Studies On The Family Lyonetiidae Of Japan (Lepidoptera). Esakia, 4: 1-61; 17 pls.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Wocke, 1859. II. Lepidoptera. Jahres-Bericht der Schlesischen Gesellschaft für Vaterländische Cultur, 37: 101.
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