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51a1212 – 3300   Epinotia subplicana (Walsingham, 1879)

Jim Moore
Genitalia: Heinrich (1923), Bull. U.S. Nat. Mus. 123: 208: pl. 52, fig. 355.
Similar Species:
  • 3301 Epinotia improvisana tends to be of a cinnamon hue, not gray as in subplicana, but the two have similar genitalia. DNA barcode suggests that subplicana and improvisana may represent a complex which may include undescribed species. Based on DNA, color does not appear to separate taxa in this "complex."
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Paedisca subplicana Walsingham, 1879
Paedisca basipunctana Walsingham, 1879
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 123: 208.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 16.33m, 16.34m; p. 140. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Epinotia subplicana
- gen. - Glenn Fine
Epinotia subplicana
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Epinotia subplicana
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Epinotia subplicana
Jim Moore
Epinotia subplicana
20mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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