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80a1008 – 5182   Blepharomastix ranalis (Guenée, 1854)
             Hollow-spotted Blepharomastix

© Jason Roberts
Similar Species:
  • 5183 Blepharomastix pseudoranalis is slightly larger; has labial palp long and beak-like, not short as in ranalis; wings paler than AZ form of ranalis
  • Blepharomastix ranalis from AZ and TX may at least in part include a cryptic species represented by BOLD BIN BOLD:ADF3182, see live image below by Charles Melton.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Stenia ranalis Guenée, 1854
Asopia archasialis Walker, 1859
Blepharomastix datisalis Druce, 1895
Botys gracilis Grote & Robinson, 1867
Blepharomastix occidentalis Haimbach, 1908
Botys ofellusalis Walker, 1859
Botys olliusalis Walker, 1859
Botys strictalis Walker, [1866]
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ADF3182 - nr. ranalis - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Blepharomastix ranalis
© Lewis Scharpf
Blepharomastix ranalis
© Gretchen Grammer
Blepharomastix ranalis
© David Bree
Blepharomastix ranalis
© Matthew Priebe
Blepharomastix ranalis
© Machele White
Blepharomastix ranalis
© Bo Zaremba
Blepharomastix ranalis
© Jason Roberts
Blepharomastix ranalis
DNA - nr. ranalis - AZ - © Charles W. Melton
Blepharomastix ranalis
© Jim Vargo
Blepharomastix ranalis
© Jim Vargo

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