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Geometridae
910282.007437Operophtera bruceata (Hulst, 1886) – Bruce Spanworm Moth

David Reed
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Synonymy: Cheimatobia bruceata Hulst, 1886
Operophtera groenlandica Lesse, 1951
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gwiazdowski, R.A., J.S. Elkinton, J.R. Dewaard, M. Sremac, 2013. Phylogeographic Diversity of the Winter Moths Operophtera brumata and O. bruceata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Europe and North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 106 (2): 143-151.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 33.8m, 33.9m; p. 228. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Operophtera bruceata
Nolie Schneider
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Kevin Hall
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Jim Moore
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Richard Wolfert
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Lynette Schimming - f.
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LG – Jim Troubridge
Operophtera bruceata
LG – Jim Troubridge
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27mm – Jim Vargo
Operophtera bruceata
Canadian National Collection LG

Operophtera bruceata
Canadian National Collection LG


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