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51a0427 – 3721   Cenopis mesospila Zeller, 1876
             White-tailed Fruitworm

© Carol Wolf
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Synonymy: Cenopis mesospila Zeller, 1876
Sparganothis albicaudana Busck, 1915
Cenopis gracilana Walsingham, 1879
Taxonomic Notes: Cenopis mesospila: Includes as a synonym Cenopis albicaudana (Busck, 1915) under which name this species was presented in the 1983 list [3721].
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Powell, J. A. & J. W. Brown, 2012. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 8.1: p. 108; pl. D.39-41. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Zeller, P.C., 1875. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 25: 207-360.
Cenopis mesospila
© D. Lynn Scott
Cenopis mesospila
© Bo Zaremba
Cenopis mesospila
© Ken Lebo
Cenopis mesospila
16mm – © Jim Vargo
Cenopis mesospila
17mm – © U. S. National Museum
Cenopis mesospila
15mm – © U. S. National Museum
Cenopis mesospila
16mm – © U. S. National Museum
Cenopis mesospila
© Roxanne Bertrand ( LG
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