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47a0038 – 2646   Tebenna piperella (Busck, 1904)

John Davis
Distribution: Canada: BC. USA: WA, OR, ID, WY, UT (Heppner 2023).
Type locality: Pullman, [Whitman Co.], Washington.
Field Marks:
A member of the gemmalis species-group. See Heppner (2023), Lepid. Novae, 15(3-4): 137; fig. 33, 35-36, 39, F6, M6.
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Synonymy: Choreutis piperella Busck, 1904 Choreutis gemmalis.- Braun, 1925:203, misid. (not Grote, 1881).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Busck, A., 1904. Tineid moths from British Columbia, with decriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 27: 749.
  • Heppner, J.B., 2023. Nearctic Metalmark Moths, 7. Genus Tebenna and new genus Pseudotebenna (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae: Choreutinae). Lepidoptera Novae, 15(3-4): 121-172.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Tebenna piperella
David Trochlell
Tebenna piperella
- Lectotype - LG – Jadranka Rota

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