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51a0466 – 2738   Endothenia hebesana (Walker, 1863)
             Verbena Bud Moth

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Field Marks:
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Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
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Synonymy: Sciaphila hebesana Walker, 1863
Olethreutes daeckeana Kearfott, 1907
Penthina fullerea Riley, 1870
Tortrix gentianaeana of authors not Hübner, [1799]
Carpocapsa inexpertana Walker, 1863
Argyroploce torquata Meyrick, 1927
Taxonomic Notes: Endothenia hebesana (Walker, 1863) includes as a synonym Olethreutes daeckeana Kearfott, 1907 [2739], Great Lakes Entomologist, 16(1): 5-12.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 40.5. (out of print)
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1907. North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33: 1-98.
  • Miller, W.E., 1983. Nearctic Endothenia species: A new synonymy, a misidentification, and a revised status (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae). The Great Lakes Entomologist, 16(1): 5-12.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 14.20m; p. 130. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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