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59a1837.1 – 1444.1   Mompha locupletella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

© Charley Eiseman
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Synonymy: Tinea locupletella [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Adela pinipennella Zetterstedt, 1839
Psacaphora quadrilobella Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]
Tinea schrankella Hübner, [1805]
Taxonomic Notes: Mompha locupletella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico, Proc. Entom. Soc. Wash., 118(4): 510-518.
DNA barcode divergence suggests that the NA population might be native and that further investigation may be warranted - Steve Nanz
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Eiseman, C.S., 2016. North American Leafminers (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae, Momphidae) on the Evening Primrose Family (Onagraceae): New Host, Parasitoid, and Distributional Records. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 118(4): 510-518.
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