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21a0056 – 0198.8   Tegeticula californica Pellmyr, 2008
Distribution Data for Tegeticula californica
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Distribution: Coastal southern most CA.
Holotype: USA: San Diego Co. Torrey Pines State Park.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Yucca schidigera.
Genitalia: See Pellmyr et al. (2008).
Similar Species:
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Synonymy: Tegeticula mexicana Bastida, 1962
Tegeticula treculeanella Pellmyr, 1999
Taxonomic Notes: Tegeticula californica Pellmyr, 2008, n. sp., Zool J. Linnean Soc., 152(2): 301.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Pellmyr, O., M. Balcázar-Lara, K.A. Segraves, D.M. Althoff, R.J. Littlefield, 2008. Phylogeny of the pollinating yucca moths, with revision of Mexican species (Tegeticula and Parategeticula; Lepidoptera, Prodoxidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 152(2): 297-314.
Tegeticula californica
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