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63a0003 – 6106   Platyptilia tesseradactyla (Linnaeus, 1761)
             Pussytoes Plume Moth
Distribution Data for Platyptilia tesseradactyla
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Synonymy: Phalaena tesseradactyla Linnaeus, 1761
Pterophorus fischeri Zeller, 1841
Platyptilia hibernica Tutt, 1906
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Matthews, D.L. & C.V. Covell, 2021. Common Names Of North American Plume Moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Southern Lepidopterists' News, 43(2): 123-148.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Platyptilia tesseradactyla
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