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63a0116 – 6215   Hellinsia subochraceus (Walsingham, 1880)
             Sagewort Borer
Distribution Data for Hellinsia subochraceus
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Distribution: Type locality (subochraceus): Lake Co., CA.
Type locality (australis): Santa Ana River, San Bernardino Mts., CA.
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Synonymy: Lioptilus subochraceus Walsingham, 1880
Pterophorus australis Grinnell, 1908
Taxonomic Notes: Hellinsia subochraceus includes as a subspecies Hellinsia australis by Gielis (1993, 2003) and and Matthews (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.
  • Gielis, C., 2003. Pterophoroidea & Alucitoidea (Lepidoptera). World Catalogue of Insects, 4: 1-198.
  • Grinnell, F., 1908. Notes on the Pterophoridae or Plume-Moths of Southern California, with Descriptions of new species.. The Canadian Entomologist, 40(9): 318.
  • Matthews, D.L. & C.V. Covell, 2021. Common Names Of North American Plume Moths (Lepidoptera: Pterophoridae). Southern Lepidopterists' News, 43(2): 123-148.
  • Matthews, D.L., 2016. Pterophoridae of North America - "Plume Moths". Online self-published. website
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1880. Pterophoridae of California and Oregon. John Van Voorst, London, p. 53.
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