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620721.002891Retinia virginiana (Busck, 1914) – Wenzel's Pitch-blister Moth

Nolie Schneider
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Synonymy: Evetria virginiana Busck, 1914
Rhyacionia wenzeli Kearfott, 1910
Taxonomic Notes: Retinia virginiana (Busck, 1914) includes as a synonym Retinia wenzeli (Kearfott, 1910), nomen nudum, not published as a new species with a valid description and therefore an invalid name, Agricultural Experiment Station. Memoir. 68: 439.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Forbes, W.T.M., 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States. Cornell University, Agricultural Experiment Station. Memoir, 68: 1-729.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 87.99. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Retinia virginiana
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Retinia virginiana
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Retinia virginiana
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