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51a1213 – 3301   Epinotia improvisana Heinrich, 1923
Distribution Data for Epinotia improvisana
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Distribution: Type locality: Tulare Co., CA
Similar Species:
  • 3300 Epinotia subplicana tends to have a gray color, not cinnamon as in subplicana, but the two have similar genitalia. DNA barcode suggests that subplicana and improvisana may represent a complex which may include undescribed species. Based on DNA, color does not appear to separate taxa in this "complex."
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Epinotia improvisana Heinrich, 1923
  • Heinrich, C., 1923. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Eucosminae of the family Olethreutidae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 123: 269.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Epinotia improvisana
- holotype - USNM - LG – Todd Gilligan

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