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80a1038 – 5267   Asciodes quietalis (Walker, 1859)
             Bougainvillea Caterpillar

© John Schneider
Distribution: Type locality: Dominican Republic, St. Domingo ["Domingo"].
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Synonymy: Scoparia quietalis Walker, 1859
Desmia confusalis Hulst, 1886
Asciodes gordialis of authors not Guenée, 1854
Taxonomic Notes: Asciodes quietalis (Walker, 1859), formerly a synonym of [5267] Asciodes gordialis Guenée, 1854, is raised to full species in Landry (2016). "True" gordialis is extralimital north of Mexico.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Landry, B., 2016. Taxonomic revision of the Spilomelinae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae s. l.) of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador. Revue suisse de Zoologie, 123(2): 315-399.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Asciodes quietalis
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Asciodes quietalis
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Asciodes quietalis
© John Ellison
Asciodes quietalis
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Asciodes quietalis
© Machele White

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