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63a0110 – 6210   Hellinsia balanotes (Meyrick, 1908)
             Baccharis Borer

Carol Wolf
Distribution: Type locality: S. Florida, U.S., Titusville.Type locality (balanotes): "S. Florida, U.S., Titusville".
Type locality (aquila): Texas.
Similar Species:
  • Hellinsia serenus (Meyrick, 1913)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pterophorus balanotes Meyrick, 1908
Pterophorus aquila Meyrick, 1908
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gielis, C., 2003. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 4: 1-198.
  • Matthews, D.L. & C.V. Covell, 2021. Common Names Of North American Plume Moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Southern Lepidopterists' News, 43(2): 123-148.
  • Matthews, D.L., 2016. Pterophoridae of North America - "Plume Moths". Online self-published. website
  • Meyrick, E., 1907. XXVII. Notes and Descriptions of Pterophoridae and Orneodidae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, 1907 503.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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