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80a0712 – 4946   Ostrinia penitalis (Grote, 1876)
             American Lotus Borer

Mark Dreiling
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Botis penitalis Grote, 1876
Botis nelumbialis Smith, 1890
Tholeria pyraustalis Dyar, 1925
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:22686 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a, p. 24; pl. 1.23-28. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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