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80a0898 – 5100   Udea abstrusa Munroe, 1966

[T] U. a. cordilleralis - © Dwaine Wagoner
Distribution: Holotype (abstrusa): Black Foot Coulee, AB.
Holotype (subarctica): Fort Smith, NT.
Holotype (cordilleralis): Green River, Wind River Range, WY.
Holotype (pullmanensis): Pullman, WA.
Similar Species:
  • Udea radiosalis (Möschler, 1883) male is has rudimentary outer preapical spur of the hind tibia; females are browner - Munroe (1966).
  • Udea itysalis (Walker, 1859) "... differs most regularly in lacking the subapical interruption of the subterminal dark shade" - Munroe (1966).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Udea abstrusa Munroe, 1966
U. a. subarctica Munroe, 1966
U. a. cordilleralis Munroe, 1966
U. a. pullmanensis Munroe, 1966
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Munroe, E.G., 1966. Revision of the North American species of Udea Guenée (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 49: 1–57.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Udea abstrusa
paratype (cordilleralis) - LG(cc) CBG (USNM)
Udea abstrusa
holotype (abstrusa) - LG – © J. Gill (CNC)
Udea abstrusa
22mm – © Jim Vargo
Udea abstrusa
© Jim Vargo

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