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80a0996 – 5239   Terastia meticulosalis Guenée, 1854
             Erythrina Borer

© Charles W. Melton - DNA
Distribution: Type locality (meticulosalis): Haiti.
Type locality (coeligenalis): USA, Florida, Indian River.
Type locality (quadratalis): Indonesia, Java.
Type locality (occidentalis): USA, California, San Diego County, La Jolla.
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Synonymy: Terastia meticulosalis Guenée, 1854
Megastes coeligenalis Hulst, 1886
Megaphysa quadratalis Walker, [1866]
occidentalis Sourakov & Grishin, 2022
Taxonomic Notes: Terastia meticulosalis Guenée, 1854 includes as a new subspecies T. m. occidentalis Sourakov & Grishin, 2022.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1854. Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 8(8): 212.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 23.31f; p. 179. Book Review and ordering
  • Sourakov, A., J. Zhang, Q, Cong, L. Song, N.V. Grishin, 2022. Erythrina stem borer moth in California – New taxonomic status and implications for control of this emerging pest. Journal of Applied Entomology, 00: 1-5.
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  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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