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36a0030 – 2505   Aetole tripunctella (Walsingham, 1892)

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Field Marks:
See Hsu & Powell (2004)
Genitalia: See Hsu & Powell (2004)
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Synonymy: Heliodines tripunctella Walsingham, 1892
Heliodines perichalca Meyrick, 1912
Taxonomic Notes: Aetole tripunctella (Walsingham, 1892), previously in the genus Heliodines, includes as a synonym Aetole perichalca (Meyrick, 1912) [2503], Univ. Calif. Publ. Entom., 124: 1-158.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hsu, Y-F. & J.A. Powell, 2004. Phylogenetic Relationships within Heliodinidae and Systematics of Moths Formerly Assigned to Heliodines Stainton (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea). University of California Publications in Entomology, 124: 1-158.
  • Meyrick, E., 1912-1916. Exotic Microlepidoptera, 1(1-20): 1-640.
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Aetole tripunctella

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