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91a0431 – 7388   Xanthorhoe ferrugata (Clerck, 1759)
             Red Twin-Spot Moth

© Tom Murray
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalaena ferrugata Clerck, 1759
Larentia eximiata Fuchs, 1905
Cidaria fuscata Nordström, 1935
Cidaria inclinataria Walker, 1863
Geometra unidentaria Haworth, 1809
Xanthorhoe infumata Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Xanthorhoe alaskae Cassino & Swett, 1925
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Clerck, 1759. Icones Insectorum Rariorum, 1: pl. 6, fig. 14.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
© David Silsbee
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
© Bruce Marlin
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
© Nolie Schneider
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
© Nolie Schneider
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
© Steve Nanz
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
© Steve Walter
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
© Karl Hillig
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Xanthorhoe ferrugata
20mm – © Jim Vargo

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