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300037 – 0428   Setomorpha rutella Zeller, 1852
             Tropical Tobacco Moth

Jon & Nancy Rapp
Distribution: Type locality: Africa
Field Marks:
See Davis & Davis (2020)
Genitalia: See Davis & Davis (2020)
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Setomorpha rutella Zeller, 1852
Epilegis cariosella Dietz, 1905
Setomorpha contestata Meyrick, 1922
Setomorpha corticinella Snellen, 1885
Setomorpha discipunctella Rebel, 1894
Chrestotes dryas Butler, 1881
Trisyntopa euryspoda Lower, 1918
Apotomia fractiliniella Dietz, 1905
Setomorpha inamoenella Zeller, 1873
Setomorpha majorella Dietz, 1905
Setomorpha margalaestriata Keuchenius, 1917
Gelechia multimacullela Chambers, 1878
Setomorpha nitella Voute, 1935
Setomorpha operosella Zeller, 1873
Setomorpha ruderella Zeller, 1873
Setomorpha rupicella Zeller, 1852
Setomorpha sigmoidella Dietz, 1905
Setomorpha tineoides Dammerman, 1919
Semiota transversestrigella Dietz, 1905
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Davis D.R. & M.M. Davis, 2020. New Species and Records of Moths from African Caves (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 122 (3): 577-594; figs. 5, 11, 2328, 4855.
  • Species Page at AfroMoths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Zeller, P.C., 1952. Lepidoptera microptera, quae J.A. Wahlberg in Caffrorum terra collegit. Kongl. Vetenskapsakademiens handlingar, [ser. 3: t. 40]: 94.
Setomorpha rutella
- gen. - Royal Tyler
Setomorpha rutella
- gen. - Royal Tyler
Setomorpha rutella
Jon & Nancy Rapp
Setomorpha rutella
Jim Vargo
Setomorpha rutella
22mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Setomorpha rutella
LG(cc) Miss. Ent. Mus.

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