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Ypsolophidae
360049.002376Ypsolopha dentiferella (Walsingham, 1881)

Chris Kotzer
Distribution: Type locality: Mount Shasta, CA.
Similar Species:
  • Powell & Opler (2009) suggest that Ypsolopha dentiferella, frustella and canariella may be conspecific. BOLD mtDNA data seems to support that conjecture. As of 2016, the BIN group, BOLD:AAC0506, contains all three species with all three placed randomly in the TaxonID Tree.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Cerostoma dentiferella Walsingham, 1881
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 11.5f, 11.6m; p. 107. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Walsingham, T. de G., 1881. On some North American Tineidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1881: 308.
Ypsolopha dentiferella
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Ypsolopha dentiferella
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Ypsolopha dentiferella
20mm – Jim Vargo

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