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47a0032 – 2641   Neocaloreas leucobasis (Fernald, 1900)

Michel Kleinbaum
Distribution: "Southeastern Canada (Ontario and Quebec) and northeastern USA (Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont) (likely also in Maine and northern New York; Connecticut?)" - Heppner (2022).
Lectotype: [Amherst, Hampshire Co.], Massachusetts.
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Synonymy: Choreutis leucobasis Dyar, 1900
Choreutis leucobasis Fernald, 1900
Taxonomic Notes: Neocaloreas leucobasis (Dyar, 1900), n. comb. in Heppner (2022), was formerly in the genus Caloreas, Lepidoptera Novae, 15(1-2): 66.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Fernald, C.H., 1900. On the North American species of Choreutis and its allies. The Canadian Entomologist, 32: 245.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Heppner, J.B., 2022. Nearctic Metalmark Moths, 6. Genus Caloreas and new genus Neocaloreas (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae: Choreutinae). Lepidoptera Novae, 15(1-2): 66; Fig. 51, 74-76, 84-87, F20, M20.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Neocaloreas leucobasis
Andrew Bateman
Neocaloreas leucobasis
- Lectotype - LG – Jadranka Rota
Neocaloreas leucobasis
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