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80a0709 – 4947   Ostrinia obumbratalis (Lederer, 1863)
             Smartweed Borer

Mark Dreiling - DNA
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Botys obumbratalis Lederer, 1863
Pyrausta ainsliei Heinrich, 1919
Botys obliteralis Walker, [1866]
  • 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)
  • Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a, p. 25; pl. 1.29-32. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Ostrinia obumbratalis
- gen. - Tom Murray
Ostrinia obumbratalis
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