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33a0215 – 0614   "Caloptilia" murtfeldtella (Busck, 1904)

John Ashley
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Synonymy: Gracilaria murtfeldtella Busck, 1904
Taxonomic Notes: "Caloptilia" murtfeldtella (Busck, 1904), prov. pl. in Eiseman & Davis in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023) following Kawahara et al. (2017).
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  • Busck, A., 1904. Tineid moths from British Columbia, with decriptions of new species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 27: 771.
  • Kawahara, A. Y., Plotkin, D., Ohshima, I., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Houlihan, P. R., Breinholt, J. W., Kawakita, A., Xiao, L., Regier, J. C., Davis, D. R., Kumata, T., Sohn, J.-C., De Prins, J. & Mitter, C., 2017. A molecular phylogeny and revised higher-level classification for the leaf- mining moth family Gracillariidae and its implications for larval host-use evolution. Systematic Entomology, 42: 60-8.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
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