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33a0324 – 0758   Phyllonorycter insignis (Walsingham, 1889)

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Distribution: Type locality: Lake and Mendocino Counties, CA.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Ceanothus integerrimus, see Braun (1916).
Field Marks:
See type specimen at the Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera) website.
Similar Species:
  • Phyllonorycter manzanita (Braun, 1925)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Lithocolletis insignis Walsingham, 1889
  • 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: 283, pl. 21, fig. 10.
  • Braun, A.F., 1916. Notes on Lithocolletis with descriptions of new species (Lep.). Entomological News, 27(2): 82.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera)
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1889. Steps towards a revision of Chambers' index, with notes and descriptions of new species. Insect Life. U.S. Department Agriculture, 2: 117.
Phyllonorycter insignis
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