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21a0126 – 0213   Cauchas cyanella (Busck, 1915)
Distribution Data for Cauchas cyanella
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Distribution: Type locality: "Oak Station, Pa." [possibly the decommissioned railroad station in Overbrook (Pittsburgh), PA]
Field Marks:
C. dietziella and C. cyanella will be treated here as the 0212 - Cauchas dietziella species group for the purpose of placing undetermined photographs.
Similar Species:
  • Cauchas dietziella (Kearfott, 1908) is separated only by genitalia and DNA barcode.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Incurvaria cyanella Busck, 1915
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Busck, A., 1915. Descriptions of new North American microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 17(2): 92.
  • Davis, D.R., & M.J. Medeiros, 2023. A revision of the family Adelidae of the Western Hemisphere (Lepidoptera: Adeloidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 656: 1-215.
Cauchas cyanella
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