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63a0065 – 6092   Geina tenuidactylus (Fitch, 1855)
             Himmelman’s Plume Moth

© John Himmelman
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Synonymy: Pterophorus tenuidactylus Fitch, 1855
Pterophorus cygnus Barnes & Lindsey, 1921
Oxyptilus nigrociliatus Zeller, 1873
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Fitch, A., 1855. Transactions of the New-York State Agricultural Society, 14: 848.
  • Matthews, D.L. & C.V. Covell, 2021. Common Names Of North American Plume Moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Southern Lepidopterists' News, 43(2): 123-148.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 12.7f; p. 118. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Geina tenuidactylus
© Lee Ruth
Geina tenuidactylus
© Bruce Marlin [poss. G. buskii]
Geina tenuidactylus
© Doug Macaulay
Geina tenuidactylus
© Lisa Ames [poss. G. buskii]
Geina tenuidactylus
© Rob Curtis [poss. G. buskii]
Geina tenuidactylus
© David Reed
Geina tenuidactylus
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Geina tenuidactylus
13mm – © Jim Vargo
Geina tenuidactylus
16mm - LG – © Jim Vargo

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