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59a0809 – 1898   Prolita sexpunctella (Fabricius, 1794)

Libby & Rick Avis
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Synonymy: Tinea sexpunctella Fabricius, 1794
Gelechia alpicola Frey, 1867
Gelechia alternatella Kearfott, 1908
Tortrix histrionella Geyer, 1832
Gelechia longicornella Doubleday, 1859
Gelechia longicornis Curtis, 1827
Gelechia melanica Strand, 1920
Gelechia petulans Braun, 1925
Tinea virgella Thunberg, 1794
Lita zebrella Treitschke, 1833
  • 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. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 8.11m; p. 90. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Prolita sexpunctella
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Prolita sexpunctella
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Prolita sexpunctella
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