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80a0519 – 5973   Melitara subumbrella (Dyar, 1925)

Rich Schilk
Distribution: Type locality: Carlsbad, NM.
Field Marks:
Among the largest of the Phycitini, may be mistaken for a noctuid.
Genitalia: Male as in 5972 Melitara junctolineella.
Female: see Heinrich, 1939: 347; pl. 36, fig. 43 (female).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Olyca subumbrella Dyar, 1925
Olyca nephelepasa of authors not Dyar, 1925
  • 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): 347.
  • Mann, J., 1969. Cactus-Feeding Insects and Mites. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 256 40.
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1997. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4: p. 58; pl. 3.19-20, 34. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Melitara subumbrella
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