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850014 – 6246   Ceranemota tearlei (Edwards, 1886)

Steve Morris
Distribution: Type locality: Lake Tahoe, CA.
Genitalia: See Clarke & Benjamin (1938).
Similar Species:
  • Ceranemota albertae is treated as a junior synonym of tearlei in Pacific Northwest Moths. While Clarke (1938) separates the two based on genitalia, intermediate characters were found by Jim Vargo (pers. comm., 12/23/2021). As of 1/1/2022, DNA barcode does not appear to clearly separate the two species.
  • Other species in Ceranemota are best separated by genitalia or DNA.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gluphisia tearlei Edwards, 1886
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clarke, J.F.G. & F.H. Benjamin, 1938. A study of some North American moths allied to the Thyatirid genus Bombycia Hubner. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 37(2): 62; pl. 15, figs. 9, 9b; pl. 16, fig. 11.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 27.11m; p. 202. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Ceranemota tearlei
Jim Moore
Ceranemota tearlei
37mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Ceranemota tearlei
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