Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acleris celiana (Robinson, 1869)
Robinson, 1869 (2)
Dark chestnut brown FW typically has mottled whitish AM band and darker basal patch. Some individuals are darker with bold white and chestnut streaks extending along costa. (1)
Type locality: New York, Massachusetts (Sanborn
I think you are correct but this phenotype seems to pop up in many species. The BIN for celiana
and it seems to contain the best matches but I don't how to eliminate those other species:
• C. macdunnoughi
: Sample CNCLEP00025133
, the BIN for macdunnoughi
, is very similar.
• C. hastiana: This woud appear to be a complex involving several BINs with similar examples. (These BINs are close to each other in the tree. I don't think they reflect misidentifications though there may be undescribed species.):
(Northwest US and western Canada) - see RWWA-2390
(Northeast US and eastern Canada) - see CGWC-3931
(Northwest US and western Canada) - see NoA-08-121
There are other species with similar but less convincing examples. For what it's worth I'm fine your determination but I'm just wondering what it is that you find convincing about celiana.
… Steve Nanz, 28 January, 2020 - 7:42am
Here is a moth close to your phenotype, along with it's genitalia. The latter is a good match to my 1st male genitalia, except for the number of cornuti in the aedeagus (males of some moth species are known to lose cornuti during mating).
AWT March 27 2020
Robinson, C.T., 1869. Notes on American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society