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51a0597 – 2829   Olethreutes osmundana (Fernald, 1879)

Tom Murray
Larva and
Host Plants:
Ambrosia trifida, Osmunda cinnamomea, Osmunda regalis, Pteridium aquilinum - see Heinrich (1926).
Genitalia: See Heinrich (1926)
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Penthina osmundana Fernald, 1879
Olethreutes ochromediana Kearfott, 1907
  • 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. 77.83. (out of print)
  • Heinrich, C., 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamilies Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 132: 170; figs. 234 ♀, 423 ♂.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1907. New North American Tortricidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33(1): 11.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Olethreutes osmundana
Tom Murray
Olethreutes osmundana
Robert Zimlich
Olethreutes osmundana
Ken Childs
Olethreutes osmundana
Ken Childs
Olethreutes osmundana
12mm – Jim Vargo
Olethreutes osmundana
11mm – U. S. National Museum

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