WWW MPG website only

Digital Guide to Moth Identification

51a0022 – 3522   Acleris implexana (Walker, 1863)
Distribution Data for Acleris implexana
Large Map & Chart Report Errors About Maps
Distribution: Type locality: "St. Martin’s Falls, Albany River, Hudson’s Bay" [Martin’s Falls, ON].
Type locality (ferrumixtana): Scandinavia
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Sciaphila implexana Walker, 1863
Acleris gallicola Prentice, 1965
Peronea gallicolana Clemens, 1864
Peronea heindelana Fernald, 1905
Peronea heindeliana Forbes, 1923
Acalla ferrumixtana Benander, 1934
Taxonomic Notes: Acleris implexana (Walker, 1863) includes as a synonym Acleris ferrumixtana (Benander, 1934) in Gilligan & Brown in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023), reversing Gilligan et al. (2020) who raised ferrumixtana to full species status based on an erroneous interpretation of the DNA evidence.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Benander, 1934. Om nagra svenska Acalla-arter. Entomologisk Tidskrift, 55: 122-139.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • 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).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1863. Tortricites and Tineites. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 28: 338.
Acleris implexana
© Jason Dombroskie
Acleris implexana
14mm – © Jim Vargo
Acleris implexana
13mm – © Jim Vargo

Moth Photographers Group  at the  Mississippi Entomological Museum  at the  Mississippi State University

Send suggestions, or submit photographs to Webmaster — Moth Photographers Group

Database design and scripting support provided by Mike Boone