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33a0336 – 0769   Phyllonorycter mariaeella (Chambers, 1875)

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Distribution: Canada: NS, ON, QC; USA: CT, IL, KY, MI, MO, NC, NY, TX, UT - Eiseman & Davis (2020).
Type locality (mariaeella): Kirkwood, St. Louis Co., MO.
Type locality (affinis): Dallas, TX.
Field Marks:
See Eiseman & Davis (2020), Zootaxa, 4751(2): 224.
Genitalia: See Eiseman & Davis (2020), Zootaxa, 4751(2): 224.
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Synonymy: Lithocolletis mariaeella Chambers, 1875
Lithocolletis affinis Frey & Boll, 1876
Phyllonorycter mariaella Maier & Davis, 1989
Lithocolletis mariella Riley, 1891
Taxonomic Notes: Phyllonorycter mariaeella (Chambers, 1875) includes as a synonym, 0805 Phyllonorycter affinis (Frey & Boll, 1876), formerly in in the genus Cameraria, in Eiseman & Davis (2020), Zootaxa, 4751(2): 224.
  • 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: 313.
  • Eiseman, C.S. & D.R. Davis, 2020. Wrong side of the leaf: assigning some Lithocolletinae species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) to their proper genera. Zootaxa, 4751(2): 201-237.
  • Frey, H. & J. Boll, 1876. Einige Tineen aus Texas. Entomologische Zeitung, 37: 222.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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Phyllonorycter mariaeella
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Phyllonorycter mariaeella
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Phyllonorycter mariaeella
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Phyllonorycter mariaeella
Phyllonorycter mariaeella
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