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070003 – 0005   Eriocrania semipurpurella (Stephens, 1834)
             Purplish Birch-miner

Janis von Heyking
Distribution: Syntype (semipurpurella): Darenth Wood, Kent, England.
Holotype (ssp. pacifica): Seward, AK.
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Synonymy: Lampronia semipurpurella Stephens, 1834
Micropteryx amentella Zeller, 1850
Micropteryx inconspicuella Wood, 1890
Eriocrania pacifica Davis, 1978
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Davis, D.R., 1978. A revision of the North American moths of the superfamily Eriocranioidea with the proposal of a new family, Acanthopteroctetidae (Lepidoptera). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 251: 1-104.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 1.5f; p. 34. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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10mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Eriocrania semipurpurella
E. s. pacifica - LG(cc) Miss. Ent. Mus.

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