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Gelechioidea - Unplaced To Family
59a1859.5 – 1096   [Gelechioidea - no genus] parvipulvella (Chambers, 1875)
Distribution Data for [Gelechioidea - no genus] parvipulvella
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Distribution: Known only from the type.
Type locality: Texas.
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Synonymy: Elachista parvipulvella Chambers, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: [Gelechioidea - no genus] parvipulvella: Kaila (1997), Acta Zoologica Fennica 206:92, removes this species from Elachistidae based upon distinctiveness of hindwing veins. The abdomen is lacking in the type specimen, thus the correct family assignment could not be determined.
  • Braun, A.F., 1948. Elachistidae of North America (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 13: 50.
  • Kaila, L., 1997. A revision of the nearctic species of Elachista s.l. II. The argentella group (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae). Acta Zoologica Fennica, 206: 1-93.
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♂
[Gelechioidea - no genus] parvipulvella
- Holotype - LG – U.S. Nat'l. Museum

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