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33a0374 – 0846   Phyllocnistis insignis Frey & Boll, 1876

Ken Childs
Distribution: Eastern USA.
Type locality (insignis): Dallas, TX.
Type locality (erechtitisella): Kentucky
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Synonymy: Phyllocnistis insignis Frey & Boll, 1876
Phyllocnistis erechtiisella McDunnough, 1939
Phyllocnistis erechtitisella Chambers, 1878
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1878. Descriptions of new Tineina from Texas, and others from more northern localities. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 4(3): 104.
  • Darbyshire, S.J., A. Francis, A. DiTommaso, D.R. Clements, 2012. The Biology of Canadian weeds. 150 Erechtites hieraciifolius (L.) Raf. ex DC. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 92(4): 729-746.
  • Frey, H. & J. Boll, 1876. Einige Tineen aus Texas. Entomologische Zeitung, 37: 217.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera)
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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