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59a1464 – 1132.1   Elachista saccharella (Busck, 1934)
             Sugarcane Leafminer
Distribution Data for Elachista saccharella
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Distribution: USA: FL.
Holotype: Cuba.
Similar Species:
  • Elachista angularis (Braun, 1918)
  • Elachista dulcinella Kaila, 1999
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Donacivola saccharella Busck, 1934
Taxonomic Notes: Elachista saccharella (Busck, 1934) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico.
  • 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: 96; figs. 000.
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♀ (genitalia)
Elachista saccharella
- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum

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