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59a1353 – 1077   Perittia cygnodiella (Busck, 1921)

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Distribution: Type locality (cygnodiella): Victoria, BC.
Type locality (clarkei): Wawawai, WA.
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Synonymy: Aphelosetia cygnodiella Busck, 1921
Perittia clarkei Traugott-Olsen, 1995
Taxonomic Notes: Perittia cygnodiella (Busck, 1921), n. comb. in Kaila (1995), J. Lep. Soc., 49:210, includes as a synonym 1077.5 Perittia clarkei Traugott-Olsen, 1995 in Kaila (1999), Syst. Entomol., 24:163.
  • 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: 11; figs. 9, 54, 54a, 100.
  • Busck, A., 1921. Microlepidoptera from British Columbia. The Canadian Entomologist, 53(12): 280.
  • Kaila, L., 1995. A revision of the North American Perittia (=Onceroptila), with first nearctic records of the genus Mendesia (Elachistidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 49(3): 208-222.
  • Kaila, L., 1999. Phylogeny and classification of the Elachistidae s.s. (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea). Systematic Entomology, 24: 139-169.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 5.47f; p. 71. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Traugott-Olsen, E., 1995. Phylogeny of the subfamily Elachistinae s. str. Part II: Perittiini, with some taxonomic revision and descriptions of new taxa (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae). SHILAP Revista de Lepidopterologia, 23(91): 257-290.
Perittia cygnodiella
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