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Pterophoridae
63a0110.1 – 6217   Hellinsia serenus (Meyrick, 1913)
             Serene Plume Moth
Distribution Data for Hellinsia serenus
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Similar Species:
  • Hellinsia balanotes (Meyrick, 1908)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pterophorus serenus Meyrick, 1913
Taxonomic Notes: Hellinsia serenus (Meyrick, 1913), rev. stat. (Matthews in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was treated as a synonym of Hellinsia balanotes (Meyrick, 1908) in Gielis (2003).
References
  • Gielis, C., 2003. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 4: 1-198.
  • Matthews, D.L., 2016. Pterophoridae of North America - "Plume Moths". Online self-published. website
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
Hellinsia serenus
30mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Hellinsia serenus
33mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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