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63a0061.6 – 6090.1   Sphenarches anisodactylus (Walker, 1864)
             Fire-flag Plume Moth

Gary J. Goss
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Oxyptilus anisodactylus Walker, 1864
Sphenarches chroesus Strand, 1913
Pterophorus diffusalis Walker, 1864
Megalorhipida rishwani Makhan, 1994
Sphenarches synophrys Meyrick, 1886
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Matthews, D.L. & C.V. Covell, 2021. Common Names Of North American Plume Moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Southern Lepidopterists' News, 43(2): 123-148.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Sphenarches anisodactylus
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Sphenarches anisodactylus
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