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63a0073.1 – 6099   Trichoptilus potentellus Lange, 1939
             Horkelia Plume Moth
Distribution Data for Trichoptilus potentellus
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Distribution: Holotype: Half Moon Bay, CA.
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Synonymy: Trichoptilus potentellus Lange, 1940
Taxonomic Notes: Hellinsia angustus (Walsingham, 1880), rev. stat. (Matthews in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was treated as a synonym of Hellinsia pectodactylus (Staudinger, 1859) in Gielis (2003).
  • Lange, W.H., 1939. Two new California plume moths (Lepidoptera - Pterophoridae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 38: 164.
  • Matthews, D.L., 2016. Pterophoridae of North America - "Plume Moths". Online self-published. website
  • 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).
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