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Choreutidae
47a0001 – 2627   Brenthia pavonacella Clemens, 1860
             Peacock Brenthia

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Synonymy: Brenthia pavonacella Clemens, 1860
Microaethia amphicarpeoeana Chambers, 1878 (nom. nud.)
Brenthia pavonicella Chambers, 1878
Taxonomic Notes: Brenthia pavonacella Clemens, 1860: the synonym Microaethia amphicarpeoeana Chambers, 1878 (a name mentioned but never published as valid) is incorrectly listed in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023) as "amphicarpeoeana (Clemens, 1878)" without explanation.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1878. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 10(4): 76.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Microleps.org
Brenthia pavonacella
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Brenthia pavonacella
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Brenthia pavonacella
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Brenthia pavonacella
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Brenthia pavonacella
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