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59a1599.1 – 1387   Coleophora mayrella (Hübner, [1813])
             Metallic Coleophora

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Synonymy: Tinea mayrella Hübner, [1813]
Coleophora aeneusella Chambers, 1874
Coleophora aenusella Chambers, 1878
Coleophora auropurpuriella Chambers, 1874
Coleophora coruscipennella Clemens, 1860
Phalaena fabriciella Villers, 1789
Coleophora moldaviella Neme?, 2004
Porrectaria spissicornis Haworth, 1828
Elachista trochilipennella Costa, 1836
Coleophora tuscaemiliella Constantini, 1923
Taxonomic Notes: Coleophora mayrella (Hübner, [1813]) includes as synonyms 1391 C. aeneusella and 1392 C. aenusella, the latter being a misspelling of the former, World Catalog of Insects. 8: 1-215.
  • Baldizzone, G., H. van der Wolf, J.-F. Landry, 2006. Coleophoridae, Coleophorinae (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 8: 1-215.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 6.16f; p. 75. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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