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300197 – 0432.1   Opogona sacchari (Bojer, 1856)
             Banana Moth

Louise Brown
Distribution: USA: FL; Eurasia.
Type locality: Rishiri Island, Japan.
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Synonymy: Alucita sacchari Bojer, 1856
Gelechia ligniferella Walker, 1875
Laverna plumipes Butler, 1876
Gelechia sanctaehelenae Walker, 1875
Tinea subcervinella Walker, 1863
Taxonomic Notes: Opogona sacchari (Bojer, 1856) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico from Florida in Davis & Pena (1990).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Davis, D.R. & J.E. Pena, 1990. Biology and morphology of the banana moth, Opogona sacchari (Bojer), and its introduction into Florida (Lepidoptera: Tineidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 282: 1-39.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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