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80a0051 – 5630.1   Aphomia fulminalis (Zeller, 1872)

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Synonymy: Melissoblaptes fulminalis Zeller, 1872
Taxonomic Notes: Aphomia fulminalis (Zeller, 1872) was omitted from Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), an apparent oversight. This widely distributed eastern species is included in Solis & Metz (2008), Proc. Entom. Soc. Wash., 110(3): 592-601.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Solis, M.A., & M.A. Metz, 2008. Aphomia Hübner and Paralipsa Butler Species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Galleriinae) Known to Occur in the United States and Canada. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 110(3): 592-601.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Aphomia fulminalis
© Ken Childs - LG
Aphomia fulminalis
© Betsy Higgins
Aphomia fulminalis
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Aphomia fulminalis
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Aphomia fulminalis
22mm - LG – © Jim Vargo -
Aphomia fulminalis
23mm - LG – © Jim Vargo -
Aphomia fulminalis
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