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80a0215 – 5760   Ambesa walsinghami (Ragonot, 1887)

John Davis
Distribution: Type locality (walsinghami): California.
Type locality (monodon): Stockton, UT.
Similar Species:
  • Ambesa mirabella Dyar, 1908 has upper surface of the hindwing and the abdomen distinctly ochreous vs. gray or brownish-gray of walsinghami.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pristophora walsinghami Ragonot, 1887
Ambesa monodon Dyar, 1913
  • 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:AAE2027 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 2003. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 38; pl. 1.17. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 25.32f; p. 190. Book Review and ordering
  • Ragonot, E.L., 1887. Diagnoses of North American Phycitidae and Galleriidae. Published by the author, Paris, 1-20 - PDF.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Ambesa walsinghami
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Ambesa walsinghami
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Ambesa walsinghami
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