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51a1068 – 3174.1   Epiblema luctuosissima Blanchard, 1984

- gen. - LA - © Royal Tyler
Distribution: Type locality: USA. "Texas Nueces Co., North Padre Island".
Similar Species:
  • 3172 Epiblema strenuana
  • 3172.1 Epiblema minutana.
  • 3173 Epiblema abruptana.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Epiblema luctuosissima Blanchard, 1984
Epiblema luctuosana Blanchard, 1979
Taxonomic Notes: Epiblema luctuosissima Blanchard, 1984 is replacement name for Epiblema luctuosana Blanchard, 1979 (preoccupied), J. Lepid. Soc. 33: 184; J. Lepid. Soc. 38: 245.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Blanchard, A., 1979. New status for Epiblema minutiana (Kearfott) and new species of Epiblema Hubner and Sonia Heinrich (Tortricidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 33(3): 179-188. (E. luctuosana)
  • Blanchard, A., 1985. Epiblema luctuosana A. Blanchard, a homonym, is changed to Epiblema luctuosissima, new name. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 38: 245.
  • Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 120.176. (out of print)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Wright, D.J. & T.M. Gilligan, 2023. Epiblema Hübner, Sonia Heinrich, Suleima Heinrich, and Notocelia Hübner of the Contiguous United States and Canada (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Eucosmini). The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 9.6: 33; pl. C, 3a-h; pl. 2, 3a-f, order.
Epiblema luctuosissima
- gen. - LA - © Royal Tyler
Epiblema luctuosissima
- holotype - LG – © Todd M. Gilligan
Epiblema luctuosissima
12mm – © U. S. National Museum
Epiblema luctuosissima
- 14mm – © U. S. National Museum

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