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80a0944 – 5181   Antigastra catalaunalis (Duponchel, [1833])
             Sesame Leafroller

Reared - AZ - © Margarethe Brummermann
Distribution: US southwest but apparently irruptive northeast to Ontario in 2020. DNA barcode for specimens from TX match those from Europe.Presumed to be introduced, Powell & Opler (2009).
Type locality: Spain, Barcelona.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Botys catalaunalis Duponchel, [1833]
Antigastra sionensis Caradja, 1929
Botys venosalis 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.
  • Duponchel, P.A.J., 1831-1834 ["1831"]. in M.J.-B. Godart, Histoire naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France, 8(2) 329; pl. 232, fig. 8
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 23.38f; p. 179. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Antigastra catalaunalis
Reared - AZ - © Michael Plagens
Antigastra catalaunalis
AZ - © David Barker
Antigastra catalaunalis
TX - © Ann Hendrickson
Antigastra catalaunalis
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Antigastra catalaunalis
18mm - TX - LG – © Jim Vargo
Antigastra catalaunalis
Reared - LG – © Michael Plagens
Antigastra catalaunalis
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