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Geometridae
910282.007437Operophtera bruceata (Hulst, 1886) – Bruce Spanworm

© David Reed
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Cheimatobia bruceata Hulst, 1886
Operophtera groenlandica Lesse, 1951
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gwiazdowski, R.A., J.S. Elkinton, J.R. Dewaard, M. Sremac, 2013. Phylogeographic Diversity of the Winter Moths Operophtera brumata and O. bruceata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) in Europe and North America. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 106 (2): 143-151.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 33.8m, 33.9m; p. 228. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Operophtera bruceata
© Nolie Schneider
Operophtera bruceata
© Jason Dombroskie
Operophtera bruceata
© Kevin Hall
Operophtera bruceata
© Jim Moore
Operophtera bruceata
© Richard Wolfert
Operophtera bruceata
© Lynette Schimming - f.
Operophtera bruceata
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Operophtera bruceata
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Operophtera bruceata
27mm – © Jim Vargo
Operophtera bruceata
© Canadian National Collection LG

Operophtera bruceata
© Canadian National Collection LG

Operophtera bruceata
© Roxanne Bertrand (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Operophtera bruceata
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Operophtera bruceata
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
on Populus tremuloides
Operophtera bruceata
© Josée Quimper (Quebec.ca) LG
found on Populus tremuloides

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