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80a0186 – 6022   Cadra cautella (Walker, 1863)
             Almond Moth

Dave Beadle
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pempelia cautella Walker, 1863
Cadra defectella Walker, 1864
Nephopteryx [sic] desuetella Walker, 1866
Cryptoblabes formosella Wileman & South, 1918
Ephestia irakella Amsel, 1959
Ephestia passulella Barrett, 1875
Ephestia pelopis Turner, 1947
Ephestia rotundatella Turati, 1930
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1990. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3, p. 112; pl. 4.45, 5.1-4. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 26.49m; p. 198. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Cadra cautella
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