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620471.00 – 2743.1   Endothenia quadrimaculana (Haworth, [1811])
Distribution Data for Endothenia quadrimaculana
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Distribution: Introduced from Europe.
Canada: ON, QC.
Similar Species:
  • Endothenia nubilana - "There is only one difference between our form [nubilana] and the European antiquana [quadrimaculana]: a few more short spines (8-12) on the inner side of uncus at apical margin. In the European specimens before me they number 4 to 6..." - Heinrich (1926).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: • Tortrix quadrimaculana Haworth, [1811]
• Tortrix antiguana Hόbner, [1811-1813]
• Endothenia antiquana of authors, [no date]
• Argyroploce helvinana Kennel, 1900
• Olethreutes meinhardiana Krulikowsky, 1908
• Orthotaenia obesana Peyerimhoff, 1863
• Argyroploce pallidana Caradja, 1916
• Argyroploce pallidana Kennel, 1919
Taxonomic Notes: Endothenia quadrimaculana (Haworth, [1811]), an introduced species to North America, is recognized as established in Ontario and Quebec in Pohl et al. (2018).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 105; figs. 192, 357.
  • Pohl, G.R., J-F. Landry, B.C. Schmidt, J.D. Lafontaine, J.T. Troubridge, A.D. Macaulay, E. van Nieukerken, J.R. deWaard, J.J. Dombroskie, J. Klymko, V. Nazari, K. Stead, 2018. Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Pensoft, 1-580; PDF, Hardback.
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