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63a0051 – 6118   Amblyptilia pica (Walsingham, 1880)
             Geranium Plume Moth

© Rephah Berg
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Synonymy: Amblyptilus pica Walsingham, 1880
Alucita acanthodactyla of authors not Hübner, [1813]
Platyptilia calisequoiae Lange, 1950
Alucita cosmodactyla of authors not Hübner, [1819]
Platyptilia crataea Fletcher, 1940
Platyptilia marina Lange, 1950
Platyptilia monticola Grinnell, 1908
Alucita punctidactyla of authors not Haworth, 1811
Platyptilia sierra Lange, 1950
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 12.26f; p. 119. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1880. Pterophoridae of California and Oregon. John Van Voorst, London, p. 21.
Amblyptilia pica
© Joyce Gross
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© Larry Friesen
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© Will Chatfield-Taylor
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© Ron Hemberger [T]
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© John Davis
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© Kevin Hall
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CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
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18mm – © Jim Vargo

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