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Drepanidae
850016.006248Ceranemota albertae Clarke, 1938 – Alberta Lutestring Moth

Ian Maton
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Type locality: Head of Pine Creek, Calgary, AB.
Genitalia: See Clarke & Benjamin (1938).
Similar Species:
  • Ceranemota tearlei is treated as a senior synonym of albertae in Pacific Northwest Moths. While Clarke (1938) separates the two based on genitalia, intermediate characters were found by Jim Vargo (pers. comm., 12/23/2021). As of 1/1/2022, DNA barcode does not appear to clearly separate the two species.
  • Other species in Ceranemota are best separated by genitalia or DNA.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Ceranemota albertae Clarke, 1938
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Clarke, J.F.G. & F.H. Benjamin, 1938. A study of some North American moths allied to the Thyatirid genus Bombycia Hubner. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 37(2): 64; pl. 15, figs. 7, 7a; pl. 16, fig. 13.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Ceranemota albertae
Jason Dombroskie
Ceranemota albertae
Jason Dombroskie
Ceranemota albertae
Ian Maton
Ceranemota albertae
- paratype - LG – (cc) CBG Photog. Grp.
Ceranemota albertae
Gary Anweiler
Ceranemota albertae
37mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Ceranemota albertae
34mm – Jim Vargo
Ceranemota albertae
38mm – Jim Vargo

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