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1543255159Desmia funeralis – Grape Leaffolder Moth – (Hübner, 1796)

© Aubrey Scott
Similar Species: A significant white spot on the head is, according to the Covell Field Guide, a characteristic mark of Desmia maculalis. Brian Scholtens informs me that this is not a reliable character and that two species (D. maculalis and D. funeralis) cannot be distinguished in typical dorsal view photos. It would be necessary to see mouth parts at high magnification or examine genitalia to make specific determinations. It is best to consider photos of these species as representing a species group. ~ B.P.
References
Desmia funeralis
© Lewis Scharpf
Desmia funeralis
© John Himmelman
Desmia funeralis
© Nolie Schneider
Desmia funeralis
© Machele White
Desmia funeralis
© Carol Wolf
Desmia funeralis
© Ken Childs
Desmia funeralis
© Ken Childs
Desmia funeralis
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Desmia funeralis
© Jim Vargo
Desmia funeralis
© Canadian National Collection LG

Desmia funeralis
© Canadian National Collection LG

Desmia funeralis
© Ken Childs LG

Desmia funeralis
© Ken Childs LG

Desmia funeralis
© Ken Childs LG


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