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Gracillariidae
330302.000766.1Phyllonorycter maestingella (Müller, 1764)

© Charley Eiseman
Similar Species:
  • 0786 Phyllonorycter restrictella (Braun, 1939) cannot be separated by photo.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tinea maestingella Müller, 1764
Lithocolletis fagifoliella Sircom, 1849
Lithocolletis faginella Zeller, 1846
Lithocolletis hedemanni Caradja, 1920
Lithocolletis phegophagella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Lithocolletis securiferella Stainton, 1848
Lithocolletis triguttella Stainton, 1848
Taxonomic Notes: Phyllonorycter maestingella (Müller, 1764) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico, Zootaxa, 3749(1): 19.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Landry, J.-F., V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa, 3749(1): 1-93.
Phyllonorycter maestingella
LG – © J-F Landry (CNC)

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