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Tortricidae
620598.102830.1Olethreutes n. sp. nr. auricapitana

Kyle Kittelberger
Larva and
Host Plants:
Birch
Description/
Field Marks:
Olethreutes n. sp. nr. auricapitana, a birch feeding species, is similar to O. auricapitana but with less orange scaling on the primaries and may have costal striae with white scales at the costal margin and antemedial dorsal striae approaching that of 2831 P. agilana.
Similar Species:
  • 2830 Olethreutes auricapitana.
  • 2831 Pristerognatha agilana.
  • 2832 Olethreutes albiciliana.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Olethreutes n. sp. nr. auricapitana is a birch feeding species similar to 2830 Olethreutes auricapitana (Walsingham, 1879), a fern feeding species, from which it is narrowly separated by DNA barcode, Sabourin & Hunt, (pers. comm., 7/2020).
References
Olethreutes n. sp. nr. auricapitana
Tom Murray
Olethreutes n. sp. nr. auricapitana
Kyle Kittelberger

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