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59a1362 – 1080   Elachista dasycara Kaila, 1999
Distribution Data for Elachista dasycara
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Distribution: Type locality: Edgerton, CO.
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Synonymy: Elachista dasycara Kaila, 1999
Eurynome albella Chambers, 1877
Taxonomic Notes: Elachista dasycara Kaila, 1999 is a replacement name for albella (Chambers, 1877) (Eurynome) (a secondary junior homonym of Tinea albella Müller, 1776). Note: Hodges et al. (1983) listed this species twice as Philonome albella (Chambers, 1877) and Hemiprosopa albella (Chambers, 1877).

Elachista asiatica (Sinev, 1998) (TL:Russia, Transbaikal, Dahur steps, E shore of Lake Barun-Torey), was described as a subspecies of albella and has priority over dasycara, but it was raised to full species status in Kaila (2019) based on the omission of asiatica from Pohl et al. (2018), leaving dasycara as the valid name for the NA taxon. Although a specimen from nearby Buryatiya, Russia, falls within BOLD:AAB2138 (the BIN group for dasycara), DNA barcode does separate it from NA specimens within that BIN by over 1%, giving some support for species status.
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  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB2138
  • Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 13: 17; figs. 4, 5, 58, 58a.
  • Kaila, L., 1999. Phylogeny and classification of the Elachistidae s.s. (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Systematic Entomology, 24: 139-169.
  • Kaila, L., 2019. An annotated catalogue of Elachistinae of the World (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Elachistidae). Zootaxa, 4632(1): 1-231.
  • Pohl, G.R., J-F. Landry, B.C. Schmidt, J.D. Lafontaine, J.T. Troubridge, A.D. Macaulay, E. van Nieukerken, J.R. deWaard, J.J. Dombroskie, J. Klymko, V. Nazari, K. Stead, 2018. Annotated checklist of the moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera) of Canada and Alaska. Pensoft, 1-580; PDF, Hardback.
  • Sinev, S. Yu., 1998. New species and subspecies of the little-known genus Hemiprosopa (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae) from Asian Russia. Zoologicheskii Zhurnal, 77: 1425-1428.
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