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Species Venusia pearsalli - Pearsall's Carpet Moth - Hodges#7429

1674 Venusia obsoleta 7427 - Venusia pearsalli 1826 Venusia  obsoleta 7427 - Venusia pearsalli 1828 Venusia obsoleta 7427 - Venusia pearsalli Venusia obsoleta - Venusia pearsalli Venusia obsoleta - Venusia pearsalli Venusia  obsoleta 7427 - Venusia pearsalli Venusia pearsalli Venusia pearsalli
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Larentiinae
Tribe Asthenini
Genus Venusia
Species pearsalli (Pearsall's Carpet Moth - Hodges#7429)
Hodges Number
7429
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Venusia pearsalli (Dyar, 1906)
Euchoeca pearsalli Dyar, 1906
Phylogenetic Sequence # 910273
Identification
This species is represented at BOLD by either BOLD:AAB1356 or BOLD:AAB5482, two BINs in Venusia narrowly separated by mtDNA barcode. (As of 2023, specimens in the latter are misidentified as obsoleta.) Until examination of type specimens species, subspecies and synonyms in Venusia is made, it seems best to treat specimens in both of these two BINs as pearsalli. (Steve Nanz, pers. comm., 2023)
Range
western (AK south to CA) (1)(2)
See Also
Other species of Venusia look very similar.