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51a1192 – 3280   Epinotia trigonella (Linnaeus, 1758)
             Birch Epinotia

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Synonymy: Tinea trigonella Linnaeus, 1758
Phalaena bimaculana Donovan, [1808]
Grapholitha biscutana Wocke, 1862
Paedisca dissimilana Treitschke, 1835
Epinotia jasperana Brown, 1980
Phalaena similana Hübner, 1793
Pyralis stroemiana Fabricius, 1781
Taxonomic Notes: Epinotia trigonella (Linnaeus, 1758) replaces Epinotia stroemiana (Fabricius, 1781) (n. syn.) and includes as a synonym petalonota (Meyrick, 1937).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB2504 (part) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, T.M., J.W. Brown, J, Baixeras, 2020. Immigrant Tortricidae: Holarctic versus Introduced Species in North America. Insects, 11(9), 594: 1-59.
  • Karsholt, O., N.P. Kristensen, T.J. Simonsen, M. Ahola, 2015. Lepidoptera (Moths and butterflies). In: Böcher et al., The Greenland Entomofauna: An Identification Manual of Insects, Spiders and their Allies. Fauna Entomologica Scandinavica, 44: 302–352.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
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Epinotia trigonella
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Epinotia trigonella
16mm – © Jim Vargo

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