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300210.5 – 0434.1   Pelecystola nearctica Davis & Davis, 2009
Distribution Data for Pelecystola nearctica
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Distribution: Quebec to Florida, west to Arkansas. Most records are from Maryland southward.
and Size:
May-September. Forewing 5.4-6.2 mm (male), 7.0-8.5 mm (female).
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Synonymy: Pelecystola nearctica Davis & Davis, 2009
Taxonomic Notes: Pelecystola nearctica Davis & Davis, 2009, n. sp., ZooKeys, 25: 69-78.
  • 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 S. & D. Davis, 2009. First report of the old world genus Pelecystola in North America, with description of a new species (Lepidoptera, Tineidae). ZooKeys, 25: 69-78.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
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  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Pelecystola nearctica
Ken Childs
Pelecystola nearctica
Ken Childs
Pelecystola nearctica
17mm – Jim Vargo
Pelecystola nearctica
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Pelecystola nearctica
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Pelecystola nearctica
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Pelecystola nearctica
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