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330278.000746Phyllonorycter crataegella (Clemens, 1859) – Apple Blotch Leafminer
Distribution Data for Phyllonorycter crataegella
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Synonymy: Lithocolletis crataegella Clemens, 1859
Lithocolletis malifoliella Meyrick, 1912
Lithocolletis malimalifoliella Braun, 1908
Taxonomic Notes: Phyllonorycter crataegella (Clemens, 1859) includes as a synonym 0767 Phyllonorycter malimalifoliella (Braun, 1908), Proc. Entom. Soc. Wash. 612-615.
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  • Braun, A.F., 1908. Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 34: 301; pl. 22, fig. 8.
  • Clemens, B., 1859. Contribution to American Lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 11: 324.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Landry, J.-F. & D.L. Wagner, 1995. Taxonomic review of apple-feeding species of Phyllonorycter Hübner (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) in North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 97(3): 612; figs. 3, 8, 22-24, 26.
  • 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.
  • Meyrick, E., 1912. Adelidae, Micropterygidae, Gracilariadae. Lepidopterorum Catalogus , 6: 30.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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