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59a1110 – 2159   Filatima obscuroocelella (Chambers, 1875)
Distribution Data for Filatima obscuroocelella
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Distribution: Alaska ot Quebec (BOLD)
San Antonio, TX (Busck 1903)
Type locality: Unknown (reported as Bosque Co., TX, possibly in error.)
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The true identity of Filatima obscuroocelella is uncertain. Identifications are in part based on the interpretation of Busck (1903, 1939). "Type of this species is lost, and no authentic specimen is found... " (Busck 1903). "A neotype would need to be designated to stabilize the nomenclature." (J-F Landry, pers. comm., 4iv2023).

"... There are three obscure brownish ocherous spots on the forewing, one of which is on the disc, another near it on the fold, and the third at the end of the cell, this last having an indistinct annulus around it." (Chambers 1875).
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Synonymy: Gelechia obscuroocelella Chambers, 1875
Gelechia obscuroocellella Hodges, 1983
Taxonomic Notes: Filatima obscuroocelella (Chambers, 1875) corrects the spelling of obscuroocellella in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
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  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAG5252 (unverified by dissection) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Busck, A., 1903. A Revision of the American Moths of the Family Gelechiidae, with Descriptions of New Species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 25(1304): 878.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1875. Teneina of the United States. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science, 2(3): 245.
Filatima obscuroocelella
[T] - DNA - LG – J-F Landry (CNC)

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