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801483.005004Loxostege munroealis Leraut, 2005 – Beet Webworm

© John Davis
Distribution: Holotype: "USA, Colombie Britannique, Rutland Bay".
Paratypes: USA: MD, CO; Canada: Riding Mt. Natl. Park, MT, Dunnville, ON.
Similar Species:
  • Loxostege sticticalis, now considered extralimital to North America, is separated by appreciable differences in larval characteristics, noted by Munroe (1976), slight differences in wing pattern, genitalia and DNA.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Loxostege munroealis Leraut, 2005, n. sp., Nouv. Rev. Entomol., 22(2): 134, includes as a synonym [5004] Loxostege sticticalis of authors, not (Linnaeus, 1761). "True" L. sticticalis is a Eurasian species extralimital to North America.
Loxostege munroealis
© Janice Stiefel
Loxostege munroealis
© Dave Beadle
Loxostege munroealis
© Forest Barnas
Loxostege munroealis
© Carl Barrentine
Loxostege munroealis
© Charles D. Bird
Loxostege munroealis
CalPhotos – © Jerry Powell
Loxostege munroealis
© Jim Vargo

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