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36a0130 – 2428   Zelleria ochroplagiata (Braun, 1918)

Stuart Marcus
Distribution: USA: LA, TX.
Type locality: Winnfield, LA.
Similar Species:
  • Zelleria semitincta Meyrick, 1930
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Xyrosaris ochroplagiata Braun, 1918
Taxonomic Notes: Zelleria ochroplagiata (Braun, 1918) cannot be at present separated from 2432 Zelleria semitincta Meyrick, 1930 and is likely conspecific. Original descriptions do not separate the two, however, the type of semitincta is illustrated by Clarke (1965) and does seem to match the type of ochroplagiata. A specimen with habitus matching the type of ochroplagiata (TL: northern LA) collected by Royal Tyler from northwestern LA was dissected by Terry Harrison. The genitalia matches the illustration of the type of semitincta (TL: western TX) in Clarke (1965). Pending further study, images of both species will be treated as Zelleria ochroplagiata at MPG.
  • Braun, A.F., 1918. New Species of Microlepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 50: 232.
  • Clarke, J.F.G., 1965. Catalogue of the type specimens of microlepidoptera in the British Museum (Natural History) described by Edward Meyrick, 5: 413; pl. 205, figs. 3-3b (semitincta Meyrick - ♂ gen.).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Zelleria ochroplagiata
- gen. - Royal Tyler
Zelleria ochroplagiata
Holotype – Aaron Hunt
Zelleria ochroplagiata
holotype – Aaron Hunt

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