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91a1332 – 6951   Pherne sperryi McDunnough, 1935

cf. sperryi Leslie Goethals
Distribution: Holotype: Providence Mts., CA.
Similar Species:
  • Caution: As of 9/22/2022, due to the historic confusion within the genus Pherne, there appears to be no way to confidently identify specimens to species based on phenotype, DNA or genitalia. Cliff Ferris has shown that genitalic differences exist but it is not clear as to which species those differences refer.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pherne sperryi McDunnough, 1935
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1935. Apparently New Pherne From California (Lepid., Geomet.). The Canadian Entomologist, 67(5): 110-111.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Pherne sperryi
cf. sperryi Steve Morris
Pherne sperryi
- holotype - LG – Jocelyn Gill - CNC
Pherne sperryi
35mm – Jim Vargo
Pherne sperryi
30mm, UT, det. C.Ferris – Jim Vargo

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