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621110.00 – 3212   Suleima helianthana (Riley, 1881)
             Sunflower Bud Moth

Mark Dreiling - DNA
Distribution: Type locality: Texas.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Semasia helianthana Riley, 1881
  • 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. 130.199. (out of print)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 15.38f; p. 136. Book Review and ordering
  • Riley, C.V., 1881. Descriptions of some new Tortricidae (Leaf-rollers). Transactions of the Academy of Science of St. Louis, 4: 319.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Suleima helianthana
Charles Melton
Suleima helianthana
Ann Hendrickson
Suleima helianthana
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Suleima helianthana
17mm – Jim Vargo

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