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80a0917 – 5255   Diastictis ventralis (Grote & Robinson, 1867)
             White-spotted Brown

© Bob Moul
Distribution: Type locality (ventralis): USA, Atlantic district.
Type locality (seamansi): Lethbridge, AB.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Botys ventralis Grote & Robinson, 1867
Diastictis seamansi Munroe, 1956
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Munroe, E., 1956. Restriction and Revision of the Genus Diastictis Hübner (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 88(5): 208-228.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Diastictis ventralis
© Hugh McGuinness
Diastictis ventralis
© Larry Line
Diastictis ventralis
© Robert Grosek
Diastictis ventralis
© Robert Grosek
Diastictis ventralis
© Nolie Schneider
Diastictis ventralis
© Jack Foreman
Diastictis ventralis
© Howell Curtis
Diastictis ventralis
© Ken Childs
Diastictis ventralis
© Carol Wolf
Diastictis ventralis
© Jim Vargo

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