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80a0319 – 5829   Pyla fusca (Haworth, 1828)
             Speckled Black Pyla, The Brown Knot-horn
Distribution Data for Pyla fusca
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Synonymy: Phycis fusca Haworth, 1828
Phycis annulatella Zetterstedt, 1839
Phycita bilineata Curtis, 1850
Pinipestis cacabella Hulst, 1887
Phycis carbonariella Duponchel, 1836
Eudorea? frigidella Packard, 1867
Phycis janthinella Duponchel, 1836
Nephopteryx [sic] moestella Walker, 1863
Phycis posticella Zetterstedt, 1839
Paedisca procellariana Walker, 1863
Phycis spadicella Zincken, 1818
Pyla triplagiatella Munroe, 1983
Salebria triplagiella Dyar, 1904
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Haworth, A.H., 1803-1828. Lepidoptera Britannica, 4: 493.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 2003. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5, p. 147; pl. 5.19-21. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 25.39f; p. 191. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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