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910267.007423Hydrelia albifera (Walker, 1866) – Fragile White Carpet

Karl Hillig
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Similar Species:
  • Lobocleta peralbata has forewing with coastal and iuter margins straighter, basal line always obsolete, outer line unbroken. Stippling, rarely present in H. albifera, is often present on all wings. White or yellowish ground color is opaque, not translucent as in H. albifera. Hind wings are less elongated.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acidalia albifera Walker, 1866
Acidalia albogilvaria Morrison, 1874
Corycia triseriata Packard, 1874
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1874 (1873-1874). New North American Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 16: 194.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Hydrelia albifera
David Bree
Hydrelia albifera
Tom Murray
Hydrelia albifera
LG – Jim Troubridge
Hydrelia albifera
18mm – Jim Vargo

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