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80a1051 – 5156.5   Duponchelia fovealis Zeller, 1847
             Exotic Greenhouse Invasive

© Mark Dreiling
Distribution: "Native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the species has become more broadly distributed in Northern Europe and North America through the nursery trade, often in greenhouses." - Hayden et al. (2003).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Duponchelia fovealis Zeller, 1847
Stenia canuisalis Millière, 1868
Duponchelia? eanuisalis Millière, 1869
Duponchelia floeschlalis Legrand, 1965
Hymenia griseata Butler, 1875
Decticogaster komiensis Ghesquière, 1942
Stenia uniflexalis Mabille, 1879
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Fact Sheet at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Hayden, J.E., S. Lee, S.C. Passoa, J. Young, J.-F. Landry, V. Nazari, R. Mally, L.A. Somma, and K.M. Ahlmark, 2013. Digital Identification of Microlepidoptera on Solanaceae. USDA-APHIS-PPQ Identification Technology Program (ITP). Fort Collins, CO. - species page at
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Duponchelia fovealis
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Duponchelia fovealis
© Robert Zimlich
Duponchelia fovealis
© Jean-François Landry - CNC
Duponchelia fovealis
17mm - LG – © Jim Vargo

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