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300046 – 0334   Amydria effrenatella Clemens, 1859

Tom Murray
Distribution: Type locality (effrentella): not given [USA].
Type locality (coloradella): "Colorado (Denver, Durango, Co.) ; Arizona (St. Pita Mountains) ; California (Kaweah)."
Similar Species:
  • Amydria brevipennella Dietz, 1905
  • Caution: the genus Amydria contains many undescribed species and dissection is required for identification. Mapping and placement of all images in this genus should be considered tentative.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Amydria effrenatella Clemens, 1859 (emendation)
Amydria effrentella Clemens, 1859 (original misspelling)
Amydria coloradella Dietz, 1905
Taxonomic Notes: Amydria effrenatella Clemens, 1859 corrects the original misspelling, see p. 328 in a later section of the same paper.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB7500 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Busck, A., 1903. Notes on Brackenridge Clemens' types of Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 3: 186.
  • Clemens, B., 1859. Contribution to American Lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 11: 260, (effrentella), 328 (effrenatella - emend.)
  • Dietz, W.G., 1905. Revision of the genera and species of the Tineid subfamilies Amydriinae and Tineinae inhabiting north America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 31: 6.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Amydria effrenatella
David Reed
Amydria effrenatella
Jerry Armstrong
Amydria effrenatella
Jerry Armstrong
Amydria effrenatella
24mm – Jim Vargo
Amydria effrenatella
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