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Species Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana - Hodges#2830.1

Small moth w metallic spots - Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana Pristerognatha fuligana - Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana 2831 - Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana Lepidoptera. Tortricidae. Olethreutes auricapitana? - Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana micro moth - Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana Olethreutes n. sp. nr. auricapitana - Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana Olethreutes n-sp-nr auricapitana - Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana - male - female Lepidoptera. Tortricidae. Olethreutes sp. - Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tortricoidea (Tortricid Moths)
Family Tortricidae (Tortricid Moths)
Subfamily Olethreutinae
Tribe Olethreutini
Genus Olethreutes
Species n-sp-nr-auricapitana (Olethreutes n-sp-nr-auricapitana - Hodges#2830.1)
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Specimens on BOLD from ON, QC, PEI
DNA analysis at BOLD indicates there are two species going under the name auricapitana. According to Michael Sabourin, it appears that true auricapitana is a fern feeding species, and there is an undescribed species near auricapitana that feeds on birch. BOLD:AAI3236 is referable to the fern feeding phenotype, and BOLD:AAF4647 corresponds to the birch feeding phenotype. The species shown on this page is the birch feeding phenotype, which is more likely than not the undescribed species. This conclusion is provisional pending examination of the type specimen of auricapitana.

One of several Nearctic Olethreutes s. l. species with iridescent spots on the forewings:

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astrologana                  coruscana                    ferrolineana                 metallica                      nordeggana                 sordidana                     galaxana

siderana                      concretana                   auricapitana                 nr. auricapitana            albiciliana                    agilana
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