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59a1752 – 1221   Holcocera immaculella McDunnough, 1929

David Reed
Distribution: Type locality (immaculella): Ottawa, ON.
Holotype(concolor): Barnstable, Barnstable Co., MA.
Genitalia: See McDunnough (1961), Am. Mus. Novit. 2045: 19; figs. 10, 18.
Similar Species:
  • Holcocera villella (Busck, [1901] 1900)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Holcocera immaculella McDunnough, 1930
Holcocera concolor Adamski & Maier, 2003
Taxonomic Notes: Holcocera immaculella McDunnough, 1929 includes as a synonym Holcocera concolor Adamski & Maier, 2003 (Adamski in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Adamski, D. & C.T. Maier, 2003. A new Holcocera Clemens (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Coleophoridae: Holcocerini) associated with Pinaceae in North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 105(1): 144-148..
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1929. Some apparently new Microlepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 61(12): 266-271.
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1961. A study of the Blastobasinae of Nova Scotia, with particular reference to genitalic characters (Microlepidoptera, Blastobasidae). American Museum Novitates, 2045: 1-20.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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Holcocera immaculella
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