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Crambidae
80a1406 – 5330   Mesolia huachucaella Kearfott, 1908

[T] James Bailey
Distribution: Type locality: Arizona; New Mexico.
Description/
Field Marks:
"This species is unlike any of our Mesolia-Prionapteryx group in the decided grayer hue of the fore wings; all the other species have a superficially ochreous or ochreous-brown tinge, and it can be easily separated by this character..." - Kearfott, 1908.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Mesolia huachucaella Kearfott, 1908
Mesolia huachucella Klots, 1983
Taxonomic Notes: Mesolia huachucaella Kearfott, 1908 corrects the spelling of huachucella in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1908. Descriptions of new species of North American crambid moths. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 35 (1649): 374.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Mesolia huachucaella
LG(cc) CBG Photog. Grp. (USNM)
Mesolia huachucaella
LG(cc) CBG Photog. Grp. (USNM)
Mesolia huachucaella
20mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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