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36a0034 – 2401   Atteva aurea (Fitch, 1856)
             Ailanthus Webworm

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Synonymy: • Deiopeia aurea Fitch, 1856
• Poeciloptera compta Clemens, 1861
• Atteva edithella Busck, 1908
• Atteva ergatica Walsingham, 1914
• Atteva exquisita Busck, 1912
• Oeta floridana Neumφgen, 1891
• Atteva microsticta Walsingham, 1914
• Phalaena punctella of authors not Stoll, 1782
Taxonomic Notes: Atteva aurea (Fitch, 1856) includes as a synonym Atteva punctella of authors; (not Stoll, 1782); A. floridana is returned to synonymy of aurea, ZooKeys, 46: 41-60.
(Atteva punctella, a species not found north of Central America, is a homonym of Phalaena punctella Linnaeus, 1761, and is replaced by pustulella (Fabricius), ZooKeys, 46: 41-60)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Becker, V.O., 2009. A review of the New World Atteva Walker moths (Yponomeutidae, Attevinae). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 53(3): 349-355.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 10.42m; p. 105. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
  • Wilson, J., J.-F. Landry, D. Janzen, W. Hallwachs, V. Nazari, M. Hajibabaei & P. Hebert, 2010. Identity of the ailanthus webworm moth (Lepidoptera, Yponomeutidae), a complex of two species: evidence from DNA barcoding, morphology and ecology. ZooKeys, 46: 41-60.
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