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51a0493 – 2711   Paralobesia liriodendrana (Kearfott, 1904)
             Tulip-tree Leaftier

Paul McNelis
Distribution: NY south to FL and LA.
Field Marks:
See Royals et al. (2019), Mem. Lepid. Soc., (6): 29; Figs. 2932, 158, 196.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Polychrosis liriodendrana Kearfott, 1904
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 46.14. (out of print)
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Royals, H.R., J-F. Landry, T. M. Gilligan, 2019. Paralobesia (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae), a systematic revision. The Lepidopterists' Society, Memoir No. 6: 1-149.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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