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59a1813.1 – 1448   Mompha albocapitella (Chambers, 1875)

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Synonymy: Laverna albocapitella Chambers, 1875
Laverna murtfeldtella Chambers, 1875
Laverna albocapitella Chambers, 1875
Laverna grissella Chambers, 1875
Laverna obscurusella Chambers, 1875
Laverna parvicristatella Chambers, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: Mompha albocapitella (Chambers, 1875), rev. stat., formally a synonym of murtfeldtella Chambers, 1875, was determined to have priority by Koster & Landry in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1875. Teneina of the United States. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science, 2(3): 237 (murtfeldtella).
  • Chambers, V.T., 1875. Tineina from Texas. The Canadian Entomologist, 7: 33 (albocapitella), 34 (parvicristatella), 53 (obscurusella).
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • 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).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 6.30m; p. 77. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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