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51a0685 – 3395   Hystrichophora taleana (Grote, 1878)
             Indigobush Twig Borer

Mark Dreiling - DNA
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Synonymy: Grapholitha taleana Grote, 1878
Taxonomic Notes: Hystrichophora taleana: Todd Gilligan (pers. comm., 07/2013) advises that there are at least two undescribed species forming a complex with H. taleana. It will require spread specimens and/or examination of genitalia to distinguish them. Descriptions of differencesd are not presently available. ~ B.P.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 167.273. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Hystrichophora taleana
15mm – Jim Vargo
Hystrichophora taleana
16mm – U. S. National Museum
Hystrichophora taleana
15mm – U. S. National Museum

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