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59a1758 – 1169   Calosima dianella Dietz, 1910
             Eastern Pine Catkin Borer

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Distribution: Holotype: (dianella): Forsyth, GA.
Holotype: (lepidophaga): Baker Co., FL.
Similar Species:
  • Calosima argyrosplendella
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Calosima dianella Dietz, 1910
Holcocera lepidophaga Clarke, 1960
Taxonomic Notes: Calosima dianella Dietz, 1910 includes as a synonym 1194 Calosima lepidophaga (Clarke 1960) in Adamski & Hodges (1996) Proc. Entom. Soc. Wash., 98(4): 717.
  • Adamski, D. & R. W. Hodges, 1996. An annotated list of North American Blastobasinae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea: Coleophoridae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 98(4): 717.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Dietz, W.G., 1910. Revision of the Blastobasidae of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 36: 22.
  • 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
Calosima dianella
- paratype lepidophaga - LG(cc) CBG (USNM)
Calosima dianella
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