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59a1480 – 1127   Elachista albidella Nylander, 1848

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Distribution: Type locality (albidella): Finland, Nylandia, Helsinki.
Type locality (tanyopis): Parry Sound, ON.
Field Marks:
Kaila, 1996: 227; figs. 5-27, 47, 82, 83, 91.
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Synonymy: Elachista albidella Nylander, 1848
Aphelosetia rhyncosporella Stainton, 1848
Elachista tanyopis Meyrick, 1932
Poeciloptilia uliginosella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
Taxonomic Notes: Elachista albidella Nylander, 1848 includes as a synonym Elachista tanyopis Meyrick, 1932 (formerly placed in the genus Biselachista) in Kaila (1996). DNA barcode separates the Nearctic population (BOLD:AAH4947) from the Palearctic population (BOLD:AAE9972, BOLD:ABX6815) by nearly 4%, suggesting that these populations may represent separate species or subspecies.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAH4947 (North American population). - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 13: 77; figs. 91, 131 (tanyopis ).
  • Kaila, L., 1996. Revision of the Nearctic species of Elachista I. The tetragonella group (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae). Entomologica Scandinavica, 27: 217-238.
  • Meyrick, E., 1930-1936. Exotic Microlepidoptera, 4(1-20): 218.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Elachista albidella
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