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Bucculatricidae
33a0043 – 0525   Bucculatrix eupatoriella Braun, 1918

[T] - (cc) Owen Strickland
Distribution: Holotype: Cincinnati, OH.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Eupatorium perfoliatum
Description/
Field Marks:
See Braun (1963).
Similar Species:
  • Bucculatrix polymniae Braun, 1963 forewing has basal third clearly divided by a longitudinal streak; eyecaps creamy white vs. "small, yellowish" in eupatoriella. Best separated by dissection or larval host.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Bucculatrix eupatoriella Braun, 1918
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Braun, A.F., 1963. The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 18: 94.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Bucculatrix eupatoriella
LG – J-F Landry (CNC)

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