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51a0598.1n – 2830.1   Olethreutes nr. auricapitana

Kyle Kittelberger
Larva and
Host Plants:
Field Marks:
Olethreutes n. sp. nr. auricapitana, a birch feeding species, is similar to O. auricapitana but with less orange scaling on the primaries and may have costal striae with white scales at the costal margin and antemedial dorsal striae approaching that of 2831 P. agilana.
Similar Species:
  • 2830 Olethreutes auricapitana.
  • 2831 Pristerognatha agilana.
  • 2832 Olethreutes albiciliana.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Olethreutes nr. auricapitana is an apparently undescribed birch feeding species similar to 2830 Olethreutes auricapitana (Walsingham, 1879), a fern feeding species, from which it is narrowly separated by DNA barcode, Sabourin & Hunt, (pers. comm., 7/2020).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAF4647 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Olethreutes nr. auricapitana
Tom Murray
Olethreutes nr. auricapitana
Kyle Kittelberger

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