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51a0207.1 – 3833.1   Platphalonidia magdalenae (Metzler & Albu, 2013)

DNA Mark Dreiling
Distribution: CA east to FL and north to MD based on BOLD data for the BIN group containing paratypes of P. magdalenae.
Holotype: Allensworth, Tulare Co., CA.
Larva and
Host Plants:
This species is associated with Centromadia pungens ssp. pungens on which the they were found nectaring.
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Synonymy: Platphalonia magdalenae Metzler & Albu, 2013
Taxonomic Notes: Platphalonidia magdalenae (Metzler & Albu, 2013), n. sp., Jour. Lepid. Soc. 67(3): 156-160, was formerly in the genus Platphalonia, revised status, Brown et al. (2019:S2).
  • 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:AAA1128
  • Brown, J.W. L. Aarvik, M. Heikkila, R. Brown, M. Mutanen, 2019. A molecular phylogeny of Cochylina, with confirmation of its relationship to Euliina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). Systematic Entomology, 45(1): 1-15; Appendix S2.
  • Metzler, E.H. & V. Albu, 2013. The description of Platphalonia magdalenae (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini, Cochylina) found nectaring diurnally on Centromadia pungens (Asteraceae) in the Central Valley of California along with a list of species of Platphalonia. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 67(3): 156-160.
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Platphalonidia magdalenae
DNA Mark Dreiling
Platphalonidia magdalenae
- gen. - Royal Tyler
Platphalonidia magdalenae
- gen. - Royal Tyler
Platphalonidia magdalenae
- gen. - Royal Tyler
Platphalonidia magdalenae
Paratype - LG – Valeriu Albu

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