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36a0147 – 2372   Ypsolopha cervella (Walsingham, 1881)

Mark Dreiling
Distribution: Type locality: near San Francisco, CA; Mendocino Co., CA.
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Synonymy: Cerostoma cervella Walsingham, 1881
Cerostoma subsylvella Walsingham, 1889
Cerostoma electropa Meyrick, 1914
Taxonomic Notes: Ypsolopha cervella (Walsingham, 1881) includes as a synonym Ypsolopha electropa (Meyrick, 1914) (Sohn in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Meyrick, E., 1914. Exotic Microlepidoptera, 1(8): 228.
  • 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).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 10.48m; p. 106. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walsingham, T. de G., 1881. On some North American Tineidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1881: 307.
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