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33a0288 – 0801   Macrosaccus uhlerella (Fitch, 1859)

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Distribution: Type locality (uhlerella): not given, possibly Salem, NY (Davis & De Prins 2011).
Similar Species:
  • Macrosaccus morrisella (Fitch, 1859) forewing has a white basal streak.
  • Macrosaccus robiniella (Clemens, 1859) has forewing basal strigulae more oblique.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Argyromiges uhlerella Fitch, 1859
Lithocolletis amorphae Frey & Boll, 1878
Lithocolletis amorphaeella Chambers, 1877
Taxonomic Notes: Macrosaccus uhlerella (Fitch, 1859), n. comb., was formerly in the genus Phyllonorycter (Davis & De Prins 2011).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Braun, A.F., 1908. Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 34: 291.
  • Davis, D. & J. De Prins, 2011. Systematics and biology of the new genus Macrosaccus with descriptions of two new species (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae). ZooKeys, 98: 29-82.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Macrosaccus uhlerella
© Davis & DePrins
Macrosaccus uhlerella
© Davis & DePrins

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