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421272.002011Phthorimaea operculella (Zeller, 1873) – Potato Tuberworm
Distribution Data for Phthorimaea operculella
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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
  • 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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Phthorimaea operculella
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