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33a0192 – 0606.1   Caloptilia populetorum (Zeller, 1839)

[T] - © Harvey Schmidt
Distribution: Canada: QC, YT, BC; USA: AK, MI. - BOLD, see BIN: AAC7830.
Type locality: [Poland], "bey Gl.[ogau]" [Glogow].
Field Marks:
As of 11/21/2021, DNA barcodes places all BOLD specimens in BIN BOLD:AAC7830 which contains male and female specimens dissected by J.-F. Landry.
Genitalia: See Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera).
Similar Species:
  • Caloptilia suberinella - C. 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.)
Taxonomic Notes: Caloptilia populetorum (Zeller, 1839) was added to the list based on DNA barcoded and then subsequently removed due to possible confusion with 0640 Caloptilia strictella. The true identity of C. strictella is unsettled, see Landry et al. (2013:18).
  • 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:AAC7830
  • 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.
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1946. Gracillariid studies (Gracillariidae, Lepidoptera). The Canadian Entomologist, 78(5): 91-95.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera)
  • Zeller, P.C., 1839. Versuch einer naturgemässen Eintheilung der Schaben. Isis von Oken, 1839: 209.
Caloptilia populetorum
[T] - © Steve Nanz
Caloptilia populetorum
- gen. - © Alexandre Anctil
Caloptilia populetorum
- gen. - © Alexandre Anctil
Caloptilia populetorum
DNA - 12mm - LG – © Jim Vargo

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