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421467.001129Elachista illectella (Clemens, 1860)

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Synonymy: Cosmiotes illectella Clemens, 1860
Elachista albapalpella Chambers, 1881
Elachista cristatella Chambers, 1876
Elachista praematurella Clemens, 1860
Taxonomic Notes: Elachista illectella (Clemens, 1860), n. comb., was previously in the genus Cosmiotes, Kaila (1999),Systematic Entomology 24: 139-169.
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  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
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