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63a0050 – 6127.4   Paraplatyptilia watkinsi Gielis, 2008
             Watkins’ Plume Moth
Distribution Data for Paraplatyptilia watkinsi
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Distribution: Holotype: “U.S.A., Wisconsin, Burnett Co., Crex Meadow".
Similar Species:
  • Paraplatyptilia auriga (Barnes & Lindsey, 1921) is best separated by female genitalia.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Paraplatyptilia watkinsi Gielis, 2008
  • Gielis, C., 2008. Additions to the species complex Paraplatyptilia auriga (Barnes & Lindsey, 1921) in the USA (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Entomologische Zeitschrift, 118(1): 3-7.
  • 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
Paraplatyptilia watkinsi
Paratype - LG – © Cees Gielis

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