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36a0179 – 2363   Plutella porrectella (Linnaeus, 1758)
             Dame's Violet Moth

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Synonymy: Phalaena porrectella Linnaeus, 1758
Tinea hesperidella Hübner, 1796
Plutella vigilaciella Clemens, 1860
Taxonomic Notes: Plutella porrectella (Linnaeus, 1758), rev. comb. (Sohn in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was formerly placed in the genus Pseudoplutella Baraniak, 2007, n. syn. of Plutella (Sohn in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Baraniak, E., 2007. Taxonomic revision of the genus Plutella Schrank, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) from the Palaearctic region with notes on its phylogeny. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 76 Supplement:1-122
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 11.17m; p. 107. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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