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91a0365 – 7191   Dysstroma formosa (Hulst, 1896)
             Formosa Carpet

[T] Marius V. Aurelian
Distribution: Type locality (formosa Hulst): Colorado.
Type locality (ssp. occidentata Taylor): Vancouver, BC.
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Synonymy: Philereme formosa Hulst, 1896
Dysstroma admiranda McDunnough, 1927
Mesoleuca boreata Taylor, 1910
Dysstroma gilvifasciata McDunnough, 1939
Mesoleuca occidentata Taylor, 1910
Mesoleuca mutata Taylor, 1910
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hulst, G.D., 1896. Classification of the Geometrina of North America, with descriptions of new genera and species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 23: 275.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 31.35f, 31.36f; p. 223. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Dysstroma formosa
[T] Lynette Schimming
Dysstroma formosa
[T] Marcin Roguski
Dysstroma formosa
[T] Zach Vogel
Dysstroma formosa
26mm – Jim Vargo

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