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300206 – 0309   Amorophaga cryptophori (Clarke, 1940)

Brian Starzomski
Distribution: Type locality: Thatuna Hills, Latah Co., ID.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Cryptoporus volvatus (Peck) Shear (a polypore fungus).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Morophaga cryptophori Clarke, 1940
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clarke, J.F.G. & F.H. Benjamin, 1940. The European genus Morophaga Herrich-Schaffer in North America (Lepidoptcra: Tineidae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 39(2): 114-117; pl. 21, figs. 1-2; pl. 22, figs. 3-5.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 2.40f; p. 50. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Amorophaga cryptophori
Carl Barrentine
Amorophaga cryptophori
Carl Barrentine
Amorophaga cryptophori
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