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47a0001 – 2627   Brenthia pavonacella Clemens, 1860
             Peacock Brenthia

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Synonymy: Brenthia pavonacella Clemens, 1860
Microaethia amphicarpeoeana Chambers, 1878
Brenthia pavonicella Chambers, 1878
Taxonomic Notes: Brenthia pavonacella Clemens, 1860 erroneously includes as a synonym amphicarpeoeana (Clemens, 1878) in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023); the author should be (Chambers, 1878). Chambers (1878) explained that he intended to propose this name prior to learning that the species had likely already been described by Clemens.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1878. Micro-Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 10(4): 76.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Heppner, J.B., 2010. Nearctic Metalmark Moths, 2. Genus Brenthia (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae: Brenthiinae). Lepidoptera Novae, 3(3): 159-163.
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Brenthia pavonacella
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Brenthia pavonacella
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Brenthia pavonacella
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Brenthia pavonacella
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Brenthia pavonacella

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