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51a0034 – 3534   Acleris arcticana (Guenée, 1845)

reared - © M. J. Hatfield
Distribution: Canada: ON, AB, YT, QC, MB; Greenland; Scandinavia.
Type locality (arcticana): Sweden.
Type locality (boreana): Greenland. West Greenland (Narssarssuaq).
Type locality (walkerana): "Ontario, Trenton".
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Synonymy: Teras arcticana Guenée, 1845
Acleris boreana Wolff, 1964
Peronea caryosphena of authors, not Meyrick, 1937
Peronea walkerana McDunnough, 1934
Taxonomic Notes: Acleris arcticana (Guenée, 1845): "BOLD data would suggest that walkerana may have at least subspecific status." - M. Sabourin (pers. comm., 9/22/2022). Gilligan et al. (2020) list three BIN groups at BOLD associated with arcticana, all of which contain specimens from North America but only one also includes a specimen from Scandinavia.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • De Lesse, H. & P. Viette, 1949. Expeditions Polaires Francaises (Missions Paul-Emile Victor) Campagne 1949 Au Groenland Zoologie. - Première Note : Microlepidoptera. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 115: 90.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1934. The Canadian species of the Canadian genus Peronea. Canadian Journal of Research, 11: 290-332.
  • Razowski, J., 1966. World fauna of the Tortricini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Zaklad Zoologii Systematycznej w Krakowie Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 576 pages.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Acleris arcticana
- reared - © M. J. Hatfield
Acleris arcticana
reared - © M. J. Hatfield
Acleris arcticana
- gen. - (cc) Jonathan Gagnon
Acleris arcticana
- gen., coll. J.Gagnon - LG(cc) D. Handfield
Acleris arcticana
- gen. - NH - LG – © M. Sabourin (MGCL)
Acleris arcticana
17mm – © U. S. National Museum

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