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910269.007425Venusia cambrica Curtis, 1839 – Welsh Wave

DNA - © Dick Wilson
Distribution: Type Locality: "Hafad in Cardigan [Wales], near Devil's Bridge"
Type Locality (scitularia, Walker, 1860, syn.): New York
Field Marks:
Males have antennae bipectinate.
Genitalia: See British Lepidoptera
Similar Species:
  • Venusia cambrica is represented at BOLD by two BIN groups: AAA1585, North American, and AAA1586, Eurasian. DNA barcode separates the two by ~4.62% which supports treatment as two separate species. If split, the name V. scitularia, Walker, 1860, TL=NY, currently treated as a synonym of cambrica, would seem to apply to the NA population.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Venusia cambrica Curtis, 1839
Venusia cambricaria Guenée, [1858]
Hydrelia erutaria Boisduval, 1840
Cidaria nebulosaria Freyer, 1852
Tephrosia scitularia Walker, 1860:406
Venusia cambrica
© John Davis
Venusia cambrica
© Libby & Rick Avis - DNA
Venusia cambrica
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Venusia cambrica
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Venusia cambrica
27mm – © Jim Vargo

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