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59a0787.73 – 1881   Neotelphusa sequax (Haworth, 1828)
             Crepuscular Rock-rose, The Brindled Brown
Distribution Data for Neotelphusa sequax
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Distribution: Type locality (sequax): not stated [Europe?].
Type locality (apicistrigella): not stated [Europe?].
Larva and
Host Plants:
Similar Species:
  • Neotelphusa n. sp., an undescribed bayberry leaftier, may represent what has been called N. sequax in North America.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Recurvaria sequax Haworth, 1828
Lita apicistrigella Duponchel, [1843]
Gelechia sequacella Doubleday, 1859 (emendations)
Gelechia sequaxella Bruand d'Uzelle, 1859 (emendations)
Taxonomic Notes: Neotelphusa sequax (Haworth, 1828), n. comb., is transferred from the genus Teleiodes, Lee & Brown (2008), Zootaxa, 1818: 36. This species was apparently first added to the NA checklist in Zeller (1873). Based on the scarcity of verified records and the historic absence of the know host plant, its status in North America is unclear.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Bruand d'Uzelle, C.T., 1858. Classification des tineides et examen des caractères et de leur importance relative, d'après la méthode naturelle. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 3(6): 651.
  • Busck, A., 1903. A Revision of the American Moths of the Family Gelechiidae, with Descriptions of New Species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 25(1304): 884.
  • Doubleday, E., 1862. A synonymic list of all the British butterflies and moths, (second addition): 1-40.
  • Duponchel, P.A.J., 1842. in M.J.-B. Godart, Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France, Supplément 4: 282; pl.7, fig. 4.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Haworth, A.H., 1803-1828. Lepidoptera Britannica, 4: 552.
  • Lee, S. & R.L. Brown, 2008. Revision of Holarctic Teleiodini (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Zootaxa, 1818: 1-55.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Zeller, P.C., 1873. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien, 23: 265.
Neotelphusa sequax
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