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80a1472 – 5439   Thaumatopsis pexellus (Zeller, 1863)
             Woolly Grass-veneer

Carl Barrentine
Distribution: Type locality (ssp. coloradella): Pueblo, Durango, or Denver, CO or San Luis Obispo, CA.
Type locality (ssp.gibsonella): Rostrevor, ON.
Type locality (ssp. pexellus): Georgia.
Type locality (macropterellus): North America
Type locality (longipalpus): St. Louis, MO.
Type locality (ssp. strictalis): Zacualpan, Mexico.
Type locality (idion): Mexico, Mexico City.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Crambus pexellus Zeller, 1863
Thaumatopsis longipalpus Morrison, 1875
Crambus macropterellus Zeller, 1863
Thaumatopsis gibsonella Kearfott, 1908
Thaumatopsis coloradella Kearfott, 1908
Ubida strictalis Dyar, 1914
Thaumatopsis idion Dyar, 1919
  • 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): 386 (coloradella); 387 (gibsonella); 391 (pexellus).
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 161.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Zeller, P.C., 1863. Chilonidarum et Crambidarum genera et species. Wiegandt & Hempel, Meseritz & Berlin, pp. 48.
Thaumatopsis pexellus
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Thaumatopsis pexellus
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C. Van Den Broeke
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25mm – Charles D. Bird
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Hugh McGuinness
Thaumatopsis pexellus
Jim Vargo
Thaumatopsis pexellus
- Type - longipalpus - LG(cc) USNM
Thaumatopsis pexellus
- Type - gibsonella - LG(cc) USNM

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