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47a0044 – 2647   Tebenna gnaphaliella (Kearfott, 1902)
             Everlasting Tebbena Moth

Lynette Schimming
Distribution: Canada: ON; USA: CA, AZ, TX and all states west of the Great Plains.
Type locality: Chicago, [Cook Co.], IL.
Field Marks:
A member of the onustana species-group. See Heppner (2023), Lepid. Novae, 15(3-4): 149; fig. 65, 67-68, 71-73, F12.
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Synonymy: Choreutis gnaphaliella Kearfott, 1902
Choreutis gnaphiella Mosher, 1916
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Heppner, J.B., 2023. Nearctic Metalmark Moths, 7. Genus Tebenna and new genus Pseudotebenna (Lepidoptera: Choreutidae: Choreutinae). Lepidoptera Novae, 15(3-4): 121-172.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 12.16f; p. 122. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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