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Oecophoridae
420041.001046Callima argenticinctella (Clemens, 1860) – Orange-headed Epicallima

© John Lee
Distribution: Type locality: [Pennsylvania?].
Description/
Field Marks:
Possibly a species complex based on multiple BIN groups at BOLD.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Callima argenticinctella Clemens, 1860
Taxonomic Notes: Callima argenticinctella (Clemens, 1860), formerly in the genus Epicallima Dyar, [1903], an unnecessary replacement of Callima Clemens, 1860 thought to be a homonym of Callima Herrich-Schäffer, 1858, a misspelling of the name Kallima Westwood, 1849, is returned to Callima in Hodges (1974). The name Epicallima has continued to be used by some authors without justification. Per ICZN Article 33 the name is unavailable so Hodges (1974) stands.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hodges, R. W., 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 110; pl. 7.10-11. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Microleps.org
Callima argenticinctella
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Callima argenticinctella
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Callima argenticinctella
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Callima argenticinctella
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Callima argenticinctella
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Callima argenticinctella
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Callima argenticinctella
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