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80a0827 – 5059   Pyrausta tuolumnalis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918

© Jim Reist
Type locality: Tuolumne Meadows, CA.
Similar Species:
  • Pyrausta porphyralis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) (extralimital?)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pyrausta tuolumnalis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918
Taxonomic Notes: Pyrausta tuolumnalis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918: the range of this species requires further study. Specimens from western Canada and Alaska identified as this species may refer to Pyrausta porphyralis (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775). See BOLD:AAE8423, the BIN group for porphyralis which includes several specimens from northwestern North America.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAE8423 (porphyralis) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1918. Notes and new species. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 4(2): 165; pl. 23, fig. 6.
  • Munroe, E., 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2b, p. 120; pl. 5.1-4. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Pyrausta tuolumnalis
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Pyrausta tuolumnalis
15mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Pyrausta tuolumnalis
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