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33a0359 – 0794   Phyllonorycter scudderella (Frey & Boll, 1873)

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Field Marks:
Davis & Deschka, 2001: 50; figs. 40, 215-223, 263-265, 338-340, 443-445; map 6.
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Synonymy: Lithocolletis scudderella Frey & Boll, 1873
Lithocolletis salicivorella Braun, 1908
Taxonomic Notes: Phyllonorycter scudderella (Frey & Boll, 1873) includes as a synonym 0792 Phyllonorycter salicivorella (Braun, 1908) in Davis & Deschka (2001).
  • 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. New species of Lithocolletis. Entomological News, 19: 101 (salicivorella).
  • Braun, A.F., 1908. Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 34: 295; pl. 22, fig. 2 (scudderella); 297; pl. 22, fig. 4 (salicivorella).
  • Davis, D. R. & G. Deschka, 2001. Biology and systematics of the North American Phyllonorycter leafminers on Salicaceae, with a synoptic catalog of the Palearctic species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 614: 1-89.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
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