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930336.55 – 8118   Virbia opella (Grote, 1863)
             Tawny Holomelina Moth

Marvin & Jo Smith
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Crocota opella Grote, 1863
Crocota belmaria Ehrmann, 1895
Eubaphe flava Barnes & Benjamin, 1925
Crocata obscura Stretch, 1885
Crocota rubricosta Ehrmann, 1895
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Virbia opella
Machele White
Virbia opella
Bob Patterson
Virbia opella
Patrick Coin
Virbia opella
Carol Wolf
Virbia opella
Carol Wolf [T]
Virbia opella
Ken Childs
Virbia opella
- 28mm – Jim Vargo
Virbia opella
- 22mm – Jim Vargo

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