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910272.10 – 7429   Venusia pearsalli (Dyar, 1906)
             Pearsall's Carpet
Distribution Data for Venusia pearsalli
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Distribution: Type locality: "Victoria, B. C. (E. M. Anderson); Seattle, Wash. (T. Kincaid); Huachuca Mts., Arizona (Dr. Barnes); and a fifth, doubtful, from Kaslo, B. C. (Dyar)."
Field Marks:
Males have antennae filiform (simple).
Similar Species:
  • Undescribed species nr. pearsalli represented by BOLD:AAB1356 has a more northerly and more inland distribution.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Euchoeca pearsalli Dyar, 1906
Taxonomic Notes: Venusia pearsalli (Dyar, 1906) has been the source of much confusion. It is most likely represented at BOLD by BIN BOLD:AAB5482 with most specimens misidentified as "Venusia obsoleta".
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB1356 (undescribed species nr. pearsalli).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB5482
  • Dyar, H.G., 1906. A note on the Euchoeca comptaria muddle. The Canadian Entomologist, 38: 110.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Venusia pearsalli
19mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Venusia pearsalli
20mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Venusia pearsalli
24mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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