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420777.001881Neotelphusa sequax (Haworth, 1828) – Crepuscular Rock-rose Moth

- gen. - © Tom Murray
Distribution: Type locality (sequax): not stated [Europe?].
Type locality (apicistrigella): not stated [Europe?].
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Synonymy: Recurvaria sequax Haworth, 1828
Lita apicistrigella Duponchel, [1843]
Gelechia sequacella Doubleday, 1859 (emendations)
Gelechia sequaxella Bruand d'Uzelle, 1859 (emendations)
Taxonomic Notes: Neotelphusa sequax (Haworth, 1828), n. comb., is transferred from the genus Teleiodes, Lee & Brown (2008), Zootaxa, 1818: 36. Based on the scarcity of recent verified records from North America, its status beyond Europe in is unclear.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Bruand d'Uzelle, C.T., 1858. Classification des tineides et examen des caractères et de leur importance relative, d'après la méthode naturelle. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 3(6): 651.
  • Doubleday, E., 1862. A synonymic list of all the British butterflies and moths, (second addition): 1-40.
  • Duponchel, P.A.J., 1842. in M.J.-B. Godart, Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France, Supplément 4: 282; pl.7, fig. 4.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Haworth, A.H., 1803-1828. Lepidoptera Britannica, 4: 552.
  • Lee, S. & R.L. Brown, 2008. Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 1818: 1-55.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Neotelphusa sequax
- gen. - © Tom Murray
Neotelphusa sequax
- 13mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Neotelphusa sequax
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