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33a0045 – 0526   Bucculatrix polymniae Braun, 1963

Reared - John Petranka
Distribution: Holotype: Clack Mountain, Rowan County, Kentucky.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Smallanthus uvedalia
Field Marks:
See Braun (1963).
Similar Species:
  • Bucculatrix eupatoriella Braun, 1918 forewing lacks a a longitudinal streak clearly dividing the basal third; "eyecaps small, yellowish" vs "creamy white" in polymniae. Best separated by dissection or larval host.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Bucculatrix polymniae Braun, 1963
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Braun, A.F., 1963. The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 18: 95.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Bucculatrix polymniae
Reared - John Petranka
Bucculatrix polymniae
- paratype - LG(cc) CBG Photog. Grp. (USNM)

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