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911452.00 – 7005   Sabulodes venata (Grote, 1883)
             Variable Girdle Moth

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Synonymy: Cleora venata Grote, 1883
Enypia eddyi Barnes & Benjamin, 1929
Enypia elaborata Cassino & Swett, 1923
Enypia perangulata Hulst, 1896
Taxonomic Notes: Sabulodes venata (Grote, 1883), was formerly in the genus Enypia, new generic synonymy in Brehm et al. (2019).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Brehm, G., L. Murillo-Ramos, P. Sihvonen, A. Hausmann, B.C. Schmidt, E. Ounap, A. Moser, R. Mörtter, D. Bolt, F. Bodner, A. Lindt, L.E. Parra, N. Wahlberg, 2019. New World geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae): Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, taxonomic updates and description of 11 new tribes. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 77(3): 457-486.
  • Evans, D., 1960. A Revision of the Genus Enypia (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 53(5): 560-574.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 31.6m; p. 220. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
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