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931419.52 – 9062   Cerma cerintha (Treitschke, 1826)
             Tufted Bird-dropping Moth

Charley Eiseman
Distribution: Type locality: Spanien [Spain in error for North America].
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Synonymy: Acontia cerintha Treitschke, 1826
Chamyris obscura Dyar, 1923
Chamyris sirius Barnes & McDunnough, 1918
Taxonomic Notes: Cerma cerintha (Treitschke, 1826) includes as a synonym 9063 Cerma sirius Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 108; pl. A-6, figs. 28-36 (adult); pl. 15, fig. 5 (♂ gen.); pl. 34, fig. 6 (♀ gen.); pl. L-4, figs. 1, 2 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Cerma cerintha
Nolie Schneider
Cerma cerintha
Bo Zaremba
Cerma cerintha
John Maxwell
Cerma cerintha
Jeff Smith
Cerma cerintha
30mm – Jim Vargo
Cerma cerintha
30mm – Jim Vargo
Cerma cerintha
24mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Cerma cerintha
Bob Moul

Cerma cerintha
Giff Beaton LG
on cherry
Cerma cerintha
George Smiley LG
on Hawthorn (Crataegus) 36mm

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