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Pterophoridae
63a0086.1 – 6184   Hellinsia brucei (Fernald, 1898)
             Bruce's Plume Moth
Distribution Data for Hellinsia brucei
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Synonymy: Pterophorus brucei Fernald, 1898
Pterophorus chionastes Meyrick, 1908
Taxonomic Notes: Hellinsia brucei (Fernald, 1898), n. comb., was formerly in the genus Oidaematophorus (Matthews in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Fernald, C.H., 1898. The Pterophoridae of North America. Hatch Experiment Station of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, p. 42.
  • Gielis, C., 2003. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 4: 1-198.
  • Matthews, D.L., 2016. Pterophoridae of North America - "Plume Moths". Online self-published. website
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Hellinsia brucei
23mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Hellinsia brucei
– Texas Lepidoptera Survey

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