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621381.00 – 3493   "Cydia" saltitans (Westwood, 1858)
             Jumping Bean Moth
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Distribution: Mexico: Sinoloa, Sonora.
Type locality: Mexico.
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
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Synonymy: Carpocapsa saltitans Westwood, 1858
Carpocapsa deshaisiana Lucas, 1858
Taxonomic Notes: "Cydia" saltitans (Westwood, 1858), the valid name of the "Jumping Bean Moth", replaces [3493] Cydia deshaisiana (Lucas, 1858), nomen nudum (unavaillable - a name published without a valid description), in Gilligan et al. (2020), Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59. This species is not known to naturally occur north of Mexico. This species in misplaced in Cydia and may belong in Ethelgoda (Hu et al., 2023:367).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • 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.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 17.9m; p. 142. Book Review and ordering

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