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59a1349 – 2047   Keiferia lycopersicella (Walsingham, 1897)
             Tomato Pinworm

Mark Dreiling - DNA
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eucatoptus lycopersicella Walsingham, 1897
Phthorimaea lenta Meyrick, 1917
Phthorimaea lycopersicella Busck, 1928
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Factsheet at Florida Featured Creatures.
  • Hayden, J.E., S. Lee, S.C. Passoa, J. Young, J.-F. Landry, V. Nazari, R. Mally, L.A. Somma, and K.M. Ahlmark, 2013. Digital Identification of Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae. USDA-APHIS-PPQ Identification Technology Program (ITP). Fort Collins, CO. - species page at
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 10.18m; p. 100. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Keiferia lycopersicella
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Keiferia lycopersicella
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