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80a0114 – 5704   Anabasis ochrodesma (Zeller, 1881)
             Cassia Webworm

Peter Homann
Distribution: Central America and Florida north to South Carolina.
Field Marks:
Wing length of 5-7mm and forewing am. band with a well developed ridge of pale scales. The combination of size and the ridge of pale scales should eliminate similar species, Neunzig, 1986.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Myelois ochrodesma Zeller, 1881
Acrobasis crassisquamella Hampson, 1901
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1986. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.2, p. 73; pl. 1.30-37. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Anabasis ochrodesma
DNA - Peter Homann
Anabasis ochrodesma
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