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59a1834 – 1443.1   Mompha epilobiella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

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Synonymy: Tinea epilobiella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Recurvaria fulvescens Haworth, 1828
Cleodora nebulella Stephens, 1834
Taxonomic Notes: Mompha epilobiella (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend, p. 141.
  • Looney, C. (2012) Mompha epilobiella (Momphidae), a European moth in the Pacific Northwest, with notes on associated parasitoids. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 66(4), 233-237.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Mompha epilobiella
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Mompha epilobiella
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Mompha epilobiella
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Mompha epilobiella
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