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59a0122 – 0908   Exaeretia ciniflonella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846)

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Depressaria synonymsciadopa Meyrick, 1920
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Synonymy: Depressaria ciniflonella Lienig & Zeller, 1846
Martyrhilda isa Clarke, 1947
Depressaria klamathiana Walsingham, 1881
Depressaria kusnezovi Krulikowsky, 1908
Depressaria smolandiae Palm, 1943
Depressaria sciadopa Meyrick, 1920
Taxonomic Notes: Exaeretia ciniflonella (Lienig & Zeller, 1846), formerly in the genus Depressariodes, n. syn. ( Becker 1984), includes as a synonym Agonopterix sciadopa (Meyrick, 1920), formerly a synonym of Agonopterix canadensis (Busck, 1902), (Pohl & Landry in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023)).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Becker, V.O., 1984. Taxonomic Notes on the Neotropical Microlepidoptera. Revista Brasileira de Entomologia, 28(2): 129-201.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 49; pl. 3.18-27. order or free PDF
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Exaeretia ciniflonella
Kyle Johnson
Exaeretia ciniflonella
DNA - Jim Moore
Exaeretia ciniflonella
DNA - Libby & Rick Avis
Exaeretia ciniflonella
16mm – Jim Vargo
Exaeretia ciniflonella
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