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80a0518 – 5972   Melitara junctolineella Hulst, 1900

Ann Hendrickson
Distribution: Type locality: Colorado, TX.
Field Marks:
Among the largest of the Phycitini, may be mistaken for a noctuid.
Genitalia: See Heinrich, 1939: pl. 24, fig. 3-3c (male); pl. 36, figs. 42-42a (female)
See Neunzig, 1997: 56-58; text fig. 25.
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Synonymy: Melitara junctolineella Hulst, 1900
Olyca pectinatella 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.
  • Heinrich, C., 1939. The cactus-feeding Phycitinae: A contribution toward a revision of the American Pyralidoid moths of the family Phycitidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 86(3053): 344; pl. 24, fig. 3-3c (male gen.); pl. 36, figs. 42-42a (female gen.); 45, figs. 88-88a (palpi & antennae).
  • Hulst, G.D., 1900. Some new genera and species of Phycitinae. The Canadian Entomologist, 32(6): 173.
  • Mann, J., 1969. Cactus-Feeding Insects and Mites. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 256 38.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1997. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4: p. 56; pl. 3.17-18. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Melitara junctolineella
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Melitara junctolineella
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Melitara junctolineella
– Jim Vargo

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