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59a1397 – 1088   Elachista virgatula Kaila, 1997
Distribution Data for Elachista virgatula
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Distribution: Type locality: Texas.
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Synonymy: Elachista virgatula Kaila, 1997
Phigalia albella Chambers, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: Elachista virgatula Kaila, 1997, Acta Zoologica Fennica, 206:48, is a replacement name for albella (Chambers, 1875) (Phigalia) (preoccupied by Tinea albella Müller, 1776, a junior synonym of Phalaena argentana Clerck, 1759).
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  • Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 13: 41; figs. 70, 121.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1875. Tineina from Texas. The Canadian Entomologist, 7: 107.
  • Kaila, L., 1997. A revision of the nearctic species of Elachista s.l. II. The argentella group (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae). Acta Zoologica Fennica, 206: 1-93.
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