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640069.002533Albuna pyramidalis (Walker, 1856) – Fireweed Clearwing Moth

İ Libby & Rick Avis
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Synonymy: • Aegeria pyramidalis Walker, 1856
• Albuna coloradensis Edwards, 1881
• Aegeria hylotomiformis Walker, 1856
• Albuna montana Edwards, 1881
• Sesia nomadaepennis Boisduval, 1869
• Sesia rubescens Hulst, 1881
• Albuna tanaceti Edwards, 1881
• Albuna torva Edwards, 1881
• Albuna vancouverensis Edwards, 1881
Taxonomic Notes: Albuna pyramidalis (Walker, 1856) formerly included as a synonym 2533.2 Albuna beutenmuelleri in the Hodges 1983 Checklist, Jour. Lepid. Soc., 70(3): 211-217.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 162.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 12.46f; p. 124. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Taft, W.H., A.I. Cognato, P.A. Opler, 2016. Phylogenetic Analysis Supports the Recognition of Albuna beutenmulleri Skinner as a Species Distinct from A. pyramidalis Walker (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 70(3): 211-217.
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İ Anthony W. Thomas
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İ Harvey Schmidt
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İ Gary Anweiler
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CalPhotos – İ Jerry Powell
Albuna pyramidalis
m. – İ William Taft & Mich. St. Univ.

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