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360130.50 – 2346.5   Lepidotarphius perornatella (Walker, 1864)

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Synonymy: Glyphipteryx perornatella Walker, 1864
Staintonia fulgens Erschoff, 1877
Lepidotarphius splendens Pryer, 1877
Taxonomic Notes: Lepidotarphius perornatella (Walker, 1864) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico. The presence within NA of this Asian species was first published in Austin et al., (2017), with its discovery in Iowa. The earliest known record is from Illinois in 2016 (Harrison et al. 2019).
  • Austin, K.A., V. Nazari, JF.Landry, S.R. Johnson, 2017. Lepidotarphius perornatella (Walker, 1864) (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae) new to North America. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 59(4): 182-184.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Harrison, T., A. Lawrance, and D. Taron, 2019. More on Lepidotarphius perornatella (Lepidoptera: Glyphipterigidae) in North America. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 61(3): 125.
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Lepidotarphius perornatella
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Lepidotarphius perornatella
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