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Notodontidae
930009.10 – 7901.1   Clostera ornata (Grote & Robinson, 1868)

DNA - Gary McDonald
Distribution: BC & AB south to southern CA.
Description/
Field Marks:
Forewing shape is useful but not diagnostic. BOLD:AAA4924, the BIN for apicalis, has bent winged examples.
Similar Species:
  • Clostera apicalis (Walker, 1855) is nearly identical, though the forewing coastal margin tends to be less bent. Best separated by DNA or genitalia.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Ichthyura ornata Grote & Robinson, 1868
Ichthyura bifira Edwards, 1886
Clostera incarcerata Boisduval, 1869
Taxonomic Notes: Clostera ornata (Grote & Robinson, 1868), formerly treated as a subspecies of 7901 Clostera apicalis (Walker, 1855), is raised to full species status, MONA Fascicle 22.1A: 70.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ACF1323
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2018. Drepanoidea, Doidae; Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part): Pygaerinae, Notodontinae, Cerurinae, Phalerinae, Periergosinae, Dudusinae, Hemiceratinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1A: 70; pl. A-1, figs. 35-37 (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Clostera ornata
- gen. - Glenn Fine
Clostera ornata
- gen. - Glenn Fine
Clostera ornata
DNA - Gary McDonald
Clostera ornata
LG - DNA - Gary McDonald
Clostera ornata
[T] - LG - Volkmar Heinrich
Clostera ornata
LG – Gary McDonald
Clostera ornata
LG – Gary McDonald
Clostera ornata
LG – Gary McDonald
Clostera ornata
LG – Gary McDonald
Clostera ornata
- 29mm - WA - LG – Jim Vargo
Clostera ornata
- 30mm - CA - LG – Jim Vargo

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