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800705.005311Rupela tinctella – (Walker, 1863)

Gretchen Grammer
Distribution: Florida, Heinrich (1937).
Type locality: Venezuela.
Field Marks:
Males are typically brown (rarely white) with veins 11 (R1) and 12 (Sc) separate. Females are sordid white to pure white (rarely pale brownish ocherous); the forewing with a yellowish tint. - Heinrich (1937)
Genitalia: See Heinrich (1937).
Similar Species: 5310 Rupela segrega, requires dissection to separate from white form of tinctella.
5312 Rupela sejuncta, requires dissection to separate from white form of tinctella.
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: some specimens may not be sequenced and DNA barcode does not ensure correct identification.
  • Heinrich, C., 1937. Moths of the genus Rupela (Pyralididae: Schoenobiinae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 84(3019): 368; pl. 24, figs. 9-9c; pl. 32, figs. 42, 43.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Rupela tinctella
Gretchen Grammer
Rupela tinctella
– Jim Vargo
Rupela tinctella
– Jim Vargo

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