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Hepialidae
110019.000022Sthenopis pretiosus (Herrich-Schäffer, [1856]) – Gold-spotted Ghost Moth
Distribution Data for Sthenopis pretiosus
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Synonymy: Epiolus [sic] pretiosus Herrich-Schäffer, [1856] 1855
Hepialus auratus Grote, 1878
Phassus eldorado Pfitzner, 1906
Taxonomic Notes: Sthenopis pretiosus (Herrich-Schäffer, [1856]) includes as a synonym [0022] Sthenopis auratus (Grote, 1878) in Mielke & Grehan (2015), The European Entomologist, 7(4): 121-122.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Herrich-Schäffer, 1850-1858. Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäischer Schmetterlinge, 1(1): 57; pl [111], fig. 505.
  • Mielke G.C. & J.R. Grehan, 2015. Description of a new species of Phassus Walker, 1856 from Costa Rica, Pallas, gen. n., with a new species from Guatemala, and taxonomic notes on Sthenopis Packard, [1865] (Lepidoptera, Hepialidae). The European Entomologist, 7(4): 121-122.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Sthenopis pretiosus
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Sthenopis pretiosus
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Sthenopis pretiosus
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