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59a0500 – 2272   Mesophleps adustipennis (Walsingham, 1897)
             Soybean Webworm

© Mark Dreiling
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Synonymy: Lathontogenus adustipennis Walsingham, 1897
Lipatia crotalariella Busck, 1910
Gelechia palpigera of authors not Walsingham, 1891
Taxonomic Notes: Mesophleps adustipennis (Walsingham, 1897) replaces 2272 Brachyacma palpigera of authors; (not Walsingham, 1891), (Li & Sattler, 2012).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Li, H., & K. Sattler, 2012. A taxonomic revision of the genus Mesophleps Hübner, 1825 (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 3373: 1-82.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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