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55a0084 – 2539   Eichlinia grandis (Strecker, 1881)

Valerie G. Bugh
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Synonymy: Trochilium grandis Strecker, 1881
Melittia beckeri Druce, 1892
Melittia hermosa Engelhardt, 1946
Taxonomic Notes: Eichlinia grandis (Strecker, 1881), n. comb. (Gorbunov 2020), was formerly in the genus Melittia.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 184.
  • Gorbunov, O.G., 2020. Establishment of Eichlinia gen.n. for the Western hemisphere Melittiini (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae), with a catalogue of the genus. Russian Entomological Journal, 29(3): 276-284.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 13.18f; p. 124. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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