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80a0772 – 5004   Loxostege munroealis Leraut, 2005
             Beet Webworm

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Distribution: Holotype: "USA, Colombie Britannique, Rutland Bay".
Paratypes: USA: MD, CO; Canada: Riding Mt. Natl. Park, MT, Dunnville, ON.
Similar Species:
  • Loxostege sticticalis, now considered extralimital to North America, is separated by appreciable differences in larval characteristics, noted by Munroe (1976), slight differences in wing pattern, genitalia and DNA.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Loxostege munroealis Leraut, 2005
Phalaena Pyralis sticticalis of authors not Linnaeus, 1761
Taxonomic Notes: Loxostege munroealis Leraut, 2005, n. sp., Nouv. Rev. Entomol., 22(2): 134, includes as a synonym [5004] Loxostege sticticalis of authors; (not Linnaeus, 1761). "True" L. sticticalis is a Eurasian species extralimital to North America.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Leraut, P.J.A., 2005. Contribution à l'étude de quelques genres et espèces de Pyraustinae (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Nouvelle Revue d'Entomologie, 22(2): 123-139.
  • Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a, p. 65; pl. 4.1-5. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 22.28m; p. 174. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
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