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Oecophoridae
59a0065.15n – 1841.89   Besciva nr. longitudinella Busck, 1914

Carol Wolf [T]
Distribution: Florida, Kimball (1965:278) and possibly to Texas if images are correctly identified.
Similar Species:
  • 2216 Ymeldia janae Hodges, 1965 bears little resemblance to Besciva but images previously shown for that species would appear to refer Besciva.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Besciva nr. longitudinella Busck, 1914 refers here to one or more species represented by the BIN groups BOLD:AAH4557, BOLD:AAM8599, BOLD:ABA4722, and BOLD:ABX3462. DNA barcode places those BINs near Ymeldia janae Hodges, 1965. Besciva n. sp. was listed in Kimball (1965:278) from Florida.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAH4557
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAM8599
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABA4722
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABX3462
  • Busck, A., 1914. New genera and species of Microlepidoptera from Panama. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 47: 5.
  • Heppner, J.B., [2007] 2003. Lepidoptera of Florida, Part 1: Introduction and Catalog. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas, 17: 1-670.
  • Kimball, C.P., 1965. Lepidoptera of Florida. Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas, 1: 1-363.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Besciva nr. longitudinella
Carol Wolf [T]
Besciva nr. longitudinella
Steve Nanz [T]
Besciva nr. longitudinella
David Reed [T]
Besciva nr. longitudinella
Jeff Hollenbeck [T]
Besciva nr. longitudinella
Jeff Hollenbeck [T]
Besciva nr. longitudinella
Jim Vargo – 9mm - LG

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