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59a0044 – 1049   Batia lunaris (Haworth, 1828)
             The Lesser Tawny Crescent

© John Davis
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Recurvaria lunaris Haworth, 1828
Gracillaria begrandella Duponchel, 1842
Lampros clavella Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
Plutella metznerella Treitschke, 1835
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Haworth, A.H., 1803-1828. Lepidoptera Britannica, 4: 556.
  • Hodges, R. W., 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 112; pl. A.4. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 4.38f; p. 62. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Batia lunaris
© John Davis
Batia lunaris
© Lynette Schimming
Batia lunaris
© Natalie McNair
Batia lunaris
© Eric LaGasa & WSDA
Batia lunaris
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Batia lunaris
10mm – © Jim Vargo

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