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Tortricidae
620516.002748Aterpia approximana – Sparkling Aterpia Moth – (Heinrich, 1919)

Marcia Morris
Distribution: NB to MB south to NJ and KY - Gilligan et al. (2008).
Type Locality: Rensselaer, NY.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Lysimachia (yellow loosestrife)- Gilligan et al. (2008).
Genitalia: See Heinrich (1926).
Similar Species:
  • 2864 Hedya cyanana reduced ochreous color on palpi, head and thorax but is only reliably separated by genitalia. Genitalic dissection is required for confirmation.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 51.23. (out of print)
  • Heinrich, C., 1919. A new Olethreulid from New York (Lepidoptera). Insecutor inscitiae menstruus, 7: 65-66.
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 109; figs. 56, 202, 414
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Aterpia approximana
Marcia Morris
Aterpia approximana
13mm – Jim Vargo
Aterpia approximana
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