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8013045299Acentria ephemerella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) – Water Veneer Moth
  • Acentria ephemerella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775), an introduced species, includes as a synonym A. nivea (Olivier, 1791) in Scholtens & Solis (2015) and Passoa (1988) following suggested treatment in Speidel (1984).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Buckingham, G.R. & B.M. Ross, 1981. Notes on the biology and host specificity of Acentria nivea (= Acentropus niveus). Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, 19: 32-36.
  • Passoa, S., 1988. Systematic positions of Acentria Ephemerella (Denis & Schiffermuller), Nymphulinae, and Schoenobiinae based on morphology of immature stages (Pyralidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 42(4): 247-262.
  • Scholtens, B.G. & G.J. Balogh, 1996. Spread of Acentria ephemerella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) in central North America. Great Lakes Entomologist, 29(1): 21-24.
  • Scholtens, B.G. & M.A. Solis, 2015. Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico. ZooKeys, 535: 1-136.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Speidel, W., 1984. Revision der Acentropinae des palaearktischen Faunengebietetes (Lepidoptera, Crambidae).. Neue Entomologische Nachrichten, 12: 1-157.

Acentria ephemerella
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Collected by Aaron Hunt, Block Island, RI.
Acentria ephemerella
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