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59a0787.74n – 1865.1   Neotelphusa n. sp.

© Aaron Hunt
Distribution: Canada: QC, PE, NS, NL; USA: MS, LA, RI.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Myrica (bayberry).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Neotelphusa n. sp. is an undescribed Myricaceae-feeding species. It is possible that this is the species historically treated as Neotelphusa sequax (Haworth, 1828), see Zeller (1873), a feeder of Helianthemum which is native to Europe.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAH4952 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • 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.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • 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 n. sp.
- © Aaron Hunt
Neotelphusa n. sp.
- © Aaron Hunt
Neotelphusa n. sp.
© Aaron Hunt
Neotelphusa n. sp.
© Tom Murray

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