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65a0002 – 2349.1   Ellabella bayensis Heppner, 1984

Edna Woodward
Distribution: Holotype: San Bruno Mt., San Mateo Co., CA.
and Size:
Larva and
Host Plants:
Mahonia pinnata.
Field Marks:
FWL: 8.2-11.0 mm.
Genitalia: See Heppner, 1984: figs. 24, 25, 36, 37.
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Synonymy: Ellabella bayensis Heppner, 1984
Taxonomic Notes: Ellabella bayensis Heppner, 1984, n. sp., Jour. Res. Lepid., 23 (1): 59.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Heppner, J.B., 1984. Revision of the Oriental and Nearctic genus Ellabella (Lepidoptera: Copromorphidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 23 (1): 59.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 21.17m; p. 166. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Ellabella bayensis
Edna Woodward
Ellabella bayensis
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Ellabella bayensis
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