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63a0018 – 6121.1   Stenoptilodes taprobanes (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875)
             Sri Lanka Plume Moth

Carol Wolf
Similar Species:
  • 6121.1 - Stenoptilodes taprobanes and 6122 - S. brevipennis are very similar species that cannot realiably be identified by photographs. They require dissection and examination of genitalia (or DNA analysis) in order to be positively identified.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Amblyptilia taprobanes Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875
Platyptilia brachymorpha Meyrick, 1888
Platyptilia legrandi Bigot, 1962
Platyptilia seeboldi Hofmann, 1898
Platyptilia terlizzii Turati, 1926
Stenoptilodes vittata Service, 1966
Amblyptilia zavatterii Hartig, 1953
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Matthews, D.L. & C.V. Covell, 2021. Common Names Of North American Plume Moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Southern Lepidopterists' News, 43(2): 123-148.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Stenoptilodes taprobanes
Claire Curry
Stenoptilodes taprobanes
Bob Patterson [poss. 6122 - S. brevipennis]
Stenoptilodes taprobanes
Lisa Ames [poss. 6122 - S. brevipennis]
Stenoptilodes taprobanes
Greg Raterman
Stenoptilodes taprobanes
14mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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