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51a1314 – 3435   Ephippiphora conversana (Walsingham, 1879)

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Distribution: Type locality (conversana): “Camp Watson, on John Day’s River, Oreg.”
Type locality (wana): Carmel, CA.
Type locality (cupida): no type.
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Synonymy: Grapholitha conversana Walsingham, 1879
Enarmonia cupida Meyrick, 1912
Enarmonia wana Kearfott, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Ephippiphora conversana (Walsingham, 1879), n. comb. in Hu et al. (2023: Appendix S4). The name Ephippiphora, revived status, was formerly teated as a synonym of Grapholita. (new since Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023))
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 33; figs. 133, 301.
  • Hu, G-L, J. Brown, M. Heikkilä, L. Aarvik, M. Mutanen, 2023. Molecular phylogeny, divergence time, biogeography and trends in host plant usage in the agriculturally important tortricid tribe Grapholitini (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Cladistics, 39(5): 359-381; Appendix S4.
  • Meyrick, E., 1912. On some impossible specific names in Micro-Lepidoptera. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 48: 32-36.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 17.3m; p. 142. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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