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59a0705.8 – 1836   "Exoteleia" californica (Busck, 1907)
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Distribution: Type locality: Los Angeles, CA.
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Synonymy: Paralechia californica Busck, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: "Exoteleia" californica, generic status undetermined, is provisionally retained in the genus Exoteleia pending revision, Adamski et al. (2010), Proc. Entom. Soc. Wash., 112: 183-206.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Busck, A., 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 8(3-4): 92.
  • D. Adamski, J.-F. Landry, S.C. Passoa, R. Tracy, 2010. History, Distribution, and Identification of Exoteleia dodecella (L.) (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae) in North America, with Insights into the Systematics of Exoteleia Wallengren using Characters of the Adult, Immatures, Bionomics, and DNA Barcodes. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 112: 183-206.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 8.3f; p. 88. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♀ (genitalia)

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