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North American Lepidoptera Genitalia Library
Gelechiidae
4212722011Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller, 1873) – Potato Tuberworm
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hayden, J.E., S. Lee, S.C. Passoa, J. Young, J.-F. Landry, V. Nazari, R. Mally, L.A. Somma, and K.M. Ahlmark, 2013. Digital Identification of Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae. USDA-APHIS-PPQ Identification Technology Program (ITP). Fort Collins, CO. - species page at idtools.org.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 10.21m; p. 99. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net

Phthorimaea operculella
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Phthorimaea operculella
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