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51a1103.8 – 3173   Epiblema abruptana (Walsingham, 1879)
             Abrupt Epiblema

DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Distribution: Holotype: Texas, Bosque County.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Paedisca abruptana Walsingham, 1879
  • 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, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 121.179. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1879. North-American Torticidae. Illustrations of typical specimens Lepidopters: Heterocera in the collection of the British Museum, 4: 53; pl. 72, fig. 6.
  • Wright, D.J. & T.M. Gilligan, 2023. Epiblema Hübner, Sonia Heinrich, Suleima Heinrich, and Notocelia Hübner of the Contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 9.6: 73; pl. P, 43a-f; pl. 18, 43a-g, order.
Epiblema abruptana
© Ken Childs
Epiblema abruptana
© Bob Patterson
Epiblema abruptana
© John Morgan
Epiblema abruptana
DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Epiblema abruptana
14mm – © Jim Vargo
Epiblema abruptana
© Richard L. Brown
Epiblema abruptana
13mm – © U. S. National Museum

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