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47a0004 – 2628.1   Anthophila fabriciana (Linnaeus, 1767)

© Janis von Heyking
Distribution: In North America this Palaearctic species is known only from Churchill, Manitoba.
Field Marks:
Anthophila plenicanata
Similar Species:
  • 2628.2 Anthophila plenicarinata is apparently indistinguishable by DNA barcode and may be conspecific.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phalaena fabriciana Linnaeus, 1767
Simaethis aeternalis Frey, 1880
Asopia alternalis Treitschke, 1829
Tortrix dentana Hübner, [1796-1799]
Asopia dentanalis Treitschke, 1829
Anthophila fabricii Haworth, [1811]
Anthophila oxyacanthae Haworth, [1811]
Phalaena oxyacanthella Linnaeus, 1767
Tortrix oyxacanthana Holle, 1865
Simaethis parietariae Stainton, 1855
Simaethis uriicana Meyrick, 1914
Phalaena urticana [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Taxonomic Notes: Anthophila fabriciana (Linnaeus, 1767) corrects the previous spelling of fabriciania at MPG.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Landry, J.-F., V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa, 3749(1): 1-93.
  • Linnaeus, C., 1767. Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio duodecima, reformata. Tom. I. Pars II. Laurentii Salvii, Holmiae, 1(2): 533-1327.
Anthophila fabriciana
LG – © Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Anthophila fabriciana
LG – © J-F Landry (CNC)

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