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51a0407 – 3713   Sparganothis tunicana (Walsingham, 1879)

Jason Dombroskie
Field Marks:
See TortAI species page at
Genitalia: See TortAI species page at
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Dichelia tunicana Walsingham, 1879
Dichelia californiana Walsingham, 1879
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gilligan, T. M. & M. E. Epstein, 2014. Tortricids of Agricultural Importance to the United States (TortAI). Identification Technology Program (ITP), USDA/APHIS/PPQ/CPHST, Fort Collins, CO, species page at
  • Powell, J. A. & J. W. Brown, 2012. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 8.1: p. 83; pl. C.9-18. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 19.38f; p. 154. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Sparganothis tunicana
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Sparganothis tunicana
18mm – Jim Vargo
Sparganothis tunicana
14mm – U. S. National Museum
Sparganothis tunicana
15mm – U. S. National Museum

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