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59a1418 – 1102   Elachista alpinella Stainton, 1854

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Distribution: Type locality (alpinella): England, Manchester district.
Type locality (oxytypa): Bradore Bay, QC.
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Synonymy: Elachista alpinella Stainton, 1854
Poeciloptilia latipennella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Elachista monticola Wocke, 1876
Elachista oxytypa Braun, 1948
Elachista subquadrella Ragonot, 1889
Elachista turfosella Frey, 1885
Taxonomic Notes: Elachista alpinella Stainton, 1854 includes as a synonym [1102] Elachista oxytypa Braun, 1948 in Kaila (1999).
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  • Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 13: 58; figs. 80, 80a, 118. (oxytypa )
  • Kaila, L., 1999. A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Elachista s. l. III. The bifasciella, praelineata, saccharella and freyerella groups (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae). Acta Zoologica Fennica, 211: 1-235.
  • Stainton, H.T., 1854. Lepidoptera: Tineina. Insecta Britannica, 254.

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