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80a1280 – 5312   Rupela sejuncta Heinrich, 1937

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Distribution: Type locality: Harris County, TX; paratypes: TX, GA, FL, AL, “Staten Island” (presumably NY).
Field Marks:
Wings white with veins 11 (R1) and 12 (Sc) connected.
Genitalia: See Heinrich (1937).
Similar Species:
  • 5310 Rupela segrega, requires dissection.
  • 5311 Rupela tinctella has both a brown and white form; the latter requires dissection.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Rupela sejuncta Heinrich, 1937
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Heinrich, C., 1937. Moths of the genus Rupela (Pyralididae: Schoenobiinae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 84(3019): 373; pl. 26, figs. 14-14c; pl. 32, fig. 39.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Rupela sejuncta
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Rupela sejuncta
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