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59a1357 – 1077.4   Perittia metaxea (Kaila, 1995)
Distribution Data for Perittia metaxea
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Synonymy: Mendesia metaxea Kaila, 1995
Taxonomic Notes: Perittia metaxea (Kaila, 1995), n. sp., J. Lepid. Soc., v. 49, p. 208-222, was formerly in the genus Mendesia, Systematic Entomology. 24: 163.
  • Kaila, L., 1995. A revision of the North American Perittia (=Onceroptila), with first nearctic records of the genus Mendesia (Elachistidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 49(3): 208-222.
  • Pellmyr, O., M. Balcázar-Lara, D.M. Althoff, K.A. Segraves, & J. Leebens-Mack, 2005. Phylogeny and life history evolution of Prodoxus yucca moths (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae). Systematic Entomology, 31(1): 1-20.
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♂ (genitalia)
Perittia metaxea
- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum

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