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59a0394 – 1510   Eteobalea iridella (Busck, 1907)

Arthur Macmillan
Distribution: Type locality: Claremont, CA.
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Synonymy: Mompha iridella Busck, 1907
Stagmatophora niphochrysa Meyrick, 1930
Taxonomic Notes: Eteobalea iridella (Busck, 1907), n. comb. in Sinev (2002), was formerly placed in the genus Stagmatophora.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Busck, A., 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 8(3-4): 96.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1978. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.1, p. 45; pl. 4.2-3. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 7.7m; p. 81. Book Review and ordering
  • Sinev, S.Y., 2002. World catalogue of cosmopterigid moths (Lepidoptera: Cosmopterigidae). Proceedings of the Zoological Institute, St. Petersburg, 293: 1-183.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype
Eteobalea iridella
Kyle Kittelberger
Eteobalea iridella
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Eteobalea iridella
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