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59a1514.2 – 1398.61   Coleophora albidella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Distribution Data for Coleophora albidella
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Distribution: Canada: YT (BOLD).
Type locality: Austria.
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Taxonomic Notes: Coleophora albidella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) is now recognized within the North American fauna by Landry (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023) based on specimens from the Yukon with DNA barcodes which were believed to correspond to specimens from Europe. Upon further study, this association has become less clear (NA specimens have slightly degraded DNA) according to J.-F. Landry (pers. comm., 2024). Further work on the Yukon population may be required.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Denis & Schiffermuller, 1775. Ankündung eines systematischen Werkes von den Schmetterlingen der Wienergegend, p. 137.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
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