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59a1478 – 1124   Elachista cucullata Braun, 1921

Tom Murray
Distribution: Type locality: Cincinnati, OH.
Field Marks:
Kaila, 1996: 225; figs. 11, 12, 44, 45, 75, 81, 90.
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Synonymy: Elachista cucullata Braun, 1921
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 13: 70; figs. 40, 40a, 41, 90, 90a, 130.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Kaila, L., 1996. Revision of the Nearctic species of Elachista I. The tetragonella group (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae). Entomologica Scandinavica, 27: 217-238.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 6.7f; p. 71. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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