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460106.00 – 6206   Hellinsia pectodactylus (Staudinger, 1859)
             Straw-colored Plume Moth
Distribution Data for Hellinsia pectodactylus
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Distribution: Type locality (pectodactylus): Granada, Spain.
Type locality (stramineus): Siskiyou Mountains, OR.
Type locality (angustus): Mount Shasta, CA.
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Synonymy: Pterophorus pectodactylus Staudinger, 1859
Lioptilus angustus Walsingham, 1880
Lioptilus stramineus Walsingham, 1880
Taxonomic Notes: Hellinsia pectodactylus (Staudinger, 1859) includes as synonyms Hellinsia stramineus (Walsingham, 1880) [6205] and Hellinsia angustus (Walsingham, 1880) [6206], Zool. Verh., 290: 1-139. DNA barcode suggests that pectodactylus may be a complex of several species indicating that further study may be needed.
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  • Gielis, C., 1993. Generic revision of the superfamily Pterophoroidea. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 290: 1-139.
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  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Staudinger, A., 1859. Diagnosen nebst kurzen Beschreibungen neuer andalusischer Lepidopteren. Stettiner Entomologische Zeitung, 20: 258.
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1880. Pterophoridae of California and Oregon. John Van Voorst, London, 1881: 41 (stramineus), 43 (angustus).
Hellinsia pectodactylus
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