Submitted to: News of the Lepidopterist's Society
Publication Type: Popular Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: July 30, 2007
Publication Date: November 4, 2007
Citation: Hodges, E., Brown, J.W. 2007. A remarkable genitalic gynandromorph of Acleris celiana (Robinson) (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricini) from Texas. News of the Lepidopterist's Society. 49:79, 85.
A remarkable gynandromorph of Acleris celiana (Robinson) is described and illustrated. Although the adult looks like a typical female, the genitalia possess virtually all of the male parts and most of the female parts. I have dissected over 5,000 specimens of Tortricidae and examined more than 15,000 additional genitalic dissections, and I have seen male and female parts in the same specimen only 2 or 3 times. I have never seen such a striking example in which both the male and female parts are as well developed as they are in this specimen.