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51a0443 – 3732   Platynota flavedana Clemens, 1860
             Black-shaded Platynota
Mark Dreiling David Reed
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Platynota flavedana Clemens, 1860
Teras concursana Walker, 1863
Platynota iridana Barnes & Busck, 1920
Teras laterana Robinson, 1869
Teras tinctana Walker, 1863
  • 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
  • Powell, J. A. & J. W. Brown, 2012. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 8.1: p. 130; pl. E.45-50. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Platynota flavedana
Lisa Ames
Platynota flavedana
Bob Patterson - f.
Platynota flavedana
Bob Patterson - m.
Platynota flavedana
Mark Dreiling - DNA
Platynota flavedana
Ken Childs
Platynota flavedana
Carol Wolf
Platynota flavedana
- 17mm – Jim Vargo
Platynota flavedana
- 13mm – Jim Vargo
Platynota flavedana
18mm – U. S. National Museum
Platynota flavedana
16mm – U. S. National Museum
Platynota flavedana
13mm – U. S. National Museum

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