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59a1463 – 1132.5   Elachista angularis (Braun, 1918)
Distribution Data for Elachista angularis
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Distribution: USA: NY to MS. NY specimen from locality of live image below confirmed by dissection.
Type locality: Mountain Lake Park, MD.
Similar Species:
  • Elachista dulcinella Kaila, 1999
  • Elachista saccharella (Busck, 1934)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Dicranoctetes angularis Braun, 1918
Taxonomic Notes: Elachista angularis (Braun, 1918), formerly a synonym of 1132 Elachista brachyelytrifoliella Clemens, 1864 in Braun (1948), is returned to full species status in Kaila (1999).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Braun, A.F., 1918. Notes on Lithocolletis with descriptions of new species (Lep.). Entomological News, 27: 251.
  • Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 13: 98; figs. 12, 51, 59, 59a, 106.
  • Kaila, L., 1999. A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Elachista s. l. III. The bifasciella, praelineata, saccharella and freyerella groups (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae). Acta Zoologica Fennica, 211: 1-235.
Elachista angularis
NY - Steve Walter
Elachista angularis
- MS - LG(cc) Miss. Ent. Mus.

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