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59a1363 – 1098.1   Elachista subalbidella Schläger, 1847

- gen. - © Tom Murray
Distribution: Type locality (subalbidella): Palestine.
Type locality (hiberna): Shepherd Mountain, Pike Co., OH.
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Synonymy: Elachista subalbidella Schläger, 1847
Elachista hiberna Braun, 1948
Elachista nebulella Stainton, 1851
Elachista ochreella Stainton, 1849
Poeciloptilia subochrella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Elachista subochrella Morris, 1870
Taxonomic Notes: Elachista subalbidella Schlager, 1847 includes as a synonym Elachista hiberna Braun, 1948 [1098] in Kaila (1997). DNA barcode would appear to separate the New and Old World populations in two distinct groups, represented by BINs: ABX6265 and AAC7905. However, Kaila (1997) reports a range of phenotypes from across eastern Russia from which no barcoded specimens currently exist.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAC7905 (Europe)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABX6265 (North America)
  • Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 13: 52; figs. 14, 22, 22a, 25, 34, 73, 74. (hiberna)
  • Kaila, L., 1997. A revision of the nearctic species of Elachista s.l. II. The argentella group (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae). Acta Zoologica Fennica, 206: 10; figs. 3-7, 72-74, 128-129.
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  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Elachista subalbidella
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