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59a1496 – 1121   Elachista madarella (Clemens, 1860)

Tom Murray
Distribution: Type locality: Pennsylvania.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Cosmiotes madarella Clemens, 1860
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 13: 84; figs. 3, 18, 32, 48. 95, 95a, 135.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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Elachista madarella
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Elachista madarella
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