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Alucitidae
440001.002313Alucita montana – Six-plume Moth – Barnes & Lindsey, 1921

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Distribution: Southwestern QC and VT, west to BC, and south to AZ, CA and TX - Landry & Landry (2004).
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Taxonomic Notes: Alucita montana Barnes & Lindsey, 1921, formerly listed as Alucita hexadactyla Linnaeus, 1758 in the Hodges 1983 Checklist with "montana Cockerell, 1889, nom. nud." as a synonym, is treated as a full species in Landry & Landry (2004), Can. Ent., 136: 555. ("Montana" was originally a manuscript name in Cockerell (1889) and formally published in Barnes & Lindsey (1921).)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: some specimens may not be sequenced and DNA barcode does not ensure correct identification.
  • Barnes, W. & A.W. Lindsey, 1921. The Pterophoridae of America, north of Mexico. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 4: 449.
  • Cockerell TDA, 1889. Alucita hexadactyla, L., in Colorado. The Entomologistís Monthly Magazine, 25: 213-214.
  • Landry, B. & J.-F. Landry, 2004. The genus Alucita in North America, with description of two new species (Lepidoptera: Alucitidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 136(4): 553-579.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 12.5f; p. 117 Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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