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61a0001 – 2313   Alucita montana Barnes & Lindsey, 1921
             Six-plume Moth

John Davis
Distribution: Southwestern QC and VT, west to BC, and south to AZ, CA and TX - Landry & Landry (2004).
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Synonymy: Alucita montana Barnes & Lindsey, 1921
Alucita hexadactyla of authors not Linnaeus, 1758
Alucita huebneri of authors not Wallengren, 1859
Taxonomic Notes: Alucita montana Barnes & Lindsey, 1921, formerly listed as Alucita hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist) with "montana Cockerell, 1889, nom. nud." as a synonym, is treated as a full species in Landry & Landry (2004), Can. Ent., 136: 555. ("Montana" was originally a manuscript name in Cockerell (1889) and formally published in Barnes & Lindsey (1921).)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barnes, W. & A.W. Lindsey, 1921. The Pterophoridae of America, north of Mexico. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 4(4): 449.
  • Cockerell, TDA, 1889. Alucita hexadactyla, L., in Colorado. Entomologist's Monthly Magazine, 25: 213-214.
  • Landry, B. & J.-F. Landry, 2004. The genus Alucita in North America, with description of two new species (Lepidoptera: Alucitidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 136(4): 553-579.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 12.5f; p. 117 Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Alucita montana
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