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33a0209 – 0640.1   Caloptilia suberinella (Tengström, 1848)
Distribution Data for Caloptilia suberinella
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Distribution: Canada: Quebec west to Northwest Territories. [cite:750878]
Type locality: Russia (South Karelia).
Larva and
Host Plants:
Betula spp.
Field Marks:
As of 11/21/2021, DNA barcodes places all BOLD specimens in BIN BOLD:AAF8460 which contains male and female specimens reared and dissected by J.-F. Landry.
Similar Species:
  • Caloptilia populetorum is "separated externally by the almost unicolorous pale tarsal segments in the fore- and mid-leg (dark and more clearly ringed in suberinella)." - Landry et al. (2013:18)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gracilaria suberinella Tengström, 1848
Gracilaria proteella Frey, 1884
Taxonomic Notes: Caloptilia suberinella (Tengström, 1848) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico, Zootaxa, 3749(1): 17.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAF8460
  • Landry, J.-F., V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa, 3749(1): 1-93.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Svenska fjärilar (Swedish butterflies)
Caloptilia suberinella
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