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55a0069 – 2533   Albuna pyramidalis (Walker, 1856)
             Fireweed Clearwing

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Synonymy: Aegeria pyramidalis Walker, 1856
Albuna coloradensis Edwards, 1881
Aegeria hylotomiformis Walker, 1856
Albuna montana Edwards, 1881
Sesia nomadaepennis Boisduval, 1869
Sesia rubescens Hulst, 1881
Albuna tanaceti Edwards, 1881
Albuna torva Edwards, 1881
Albuna vancouverensis Edwards, 1881
Taxonomic Notes: Albuna pyramidalis (Walker, 1856) formerly included as a synonym 2533.2 Albuna beutenmuelleri in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), Jour. Lepid. Soc., 70(3): 211-217.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 162.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 12.46f; p. 124. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Taft, W.H., A.I. Cognato, P.A. Opler, 2016. Phylogenetic Analysis Supports the Recognition of Albuna beutenmulleri Skinner as a Species Distinct from A. pyramidalis Walker (Lepidoptera: Sesiidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 70(3): 211-217.
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