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620626.00 – 2833.1   Phiaris bipunctana (Fabricius, 1794)
Distribution Data for Phiaris bipunctana
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Distribution: Canada: MB, YT, NT- BOLD.
Type locality: Italy
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Synonymy: Pyralis bipunctana Fabricius, 1794
Argyroploce castorana McDunnough, 1922
Olethreutes yama Kawabe, 1974
Taxonomic Notes: Phiaris bipunctana (Fabricius, 1794) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico in Landry et al, (2013), Zootaxa, 3749(1): 41.

This species includes as a synonym Phiaris castorana (McDunnough, 1922), formerly a synonym of 2847 Olethreutes glaciana, in Nedoshivina (2016). Formerly placed in Olethreutes, the current generic treatment follows Aarvik et al. (2017).
  • Aarvik, L., B.Å. Bengtsson, H. Elven, P. Ivinskis, U. Jürivete, O. Karsholt, M. Mutanen, N. Savenkov, 2017. Nordic-Baltic Checklist of Lepidoptera. Norwegian Journal of Entomology, Supplement 3: 1-236.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Landry, J.-F., V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa, 3749(1): 1-93.
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1922. Undescribed Lepidoptera in the Canadian National Collection. The Canadian Entomologist, 54(2): 45.
Phiaris bipunctana
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