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63a0107 – 6207   Hellinsia paleaceus (Zeller, 1873)
             Ironweed Plume Moth

Mark Dreiling - DNA
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Leioptilus paleaceus Zeller, 1873
Leioptilus sericadactylus Murtfeldt, 1880
  • 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
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Hellinsia paleaceus
Forest Barnas [T]
Hellinsia paleaceus
Claire Curry
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Carol Wolf
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20mm – Jim Vargo
Hellinsia paleaceus
22mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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