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Plutellidae
360084.002363Plutella porrectella (Linnaeus, 1758) – Dame's Violet Moth

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Synonymy: Phalaena porrectella Linnaeus, 1758
Tinea hesperidella Hübner, 1796
Plutella vigilaciella Clemens, 1860
Taxonomic Notes: Plutella porrectella (Linnaeus, 1758) is placed in the genus Pseudoplutella, n. gen., in Baraniak (2007). This treatment apparently not widely accepted and ignored by subsequent authors.
References
  • Baraniak, E., 2007. Taxonomic revision of the genus Plutella Schrank, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Plutellidae) from the Palaearctic region with notes on its phylogeny. Polskie Pismo Entomologiczne, 76 Supplement:1-122
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 11.17m; p. 107. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Plutella porrectella
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