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910282.107438Operophtera occidentalis – (Hulst, 1896)

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Taxonomic Notes: Operophtera bruceata occidentalis (Hulst, 1896), listed in the 1983 Hodges Checklist as a full species, was synonymized as a subspecies of Operophtera bruceata (Hulst, 1886) in Troubridge & Fitzpatrick (1993). This species is treated as a full species in Pohl et al. (2016) (unpublished provisional checklist) and Pohl et al. (2018) following findings in Gwiazdowski et al. (2013), Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 106(2): 143-151.
References
  • Gwiazdowski, R.A., J.S. Elkinton, J.R. Dewaard, M. Sremac, 2013. Phylogeographic Diversity of the Winter Moths Operophtera brumata and O. bruceata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Europe and North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 106 (2): 143-151.
  • Pohl, G.R., J-F. Landry, B.C. Schmidt, J.D. Lafontaine, J.T. Troubridge, A.D. Macaulay, E. van Nieukerken, J.R. deWaard, J.J. Dombroskie, J. Klymko, V. Nazari, K. Stead, 2018. Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Pensoft, 580 pages.
  • Species Page at BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data System
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Operophtera occidentalis
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Operophtera occidentalis
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Operophtera occidentalis
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