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Opostegidae
160102.000121Pseudopostega albogaleriella (Clemens, 1862)

- gen. - Tom Murray
Distribution: Canada: NS to ON; Eastern USA: ME south to FL and southeastern TX; Western USA: AZ and CA (San Diego Co. north to Placer Co.) - Davis & Stonis (2007).
Holotype: [USA: PA:: ?Easton], "collected on the table under my gas light".
Description/
Field Marks:
See Davis & Stonis (2007), Smithson. Contr. Zool., 625: 70; figs. 12-14, 22, 27-29, 33, 37, 43,47,109-126,156-159.
Genitalia: See Davis & Stonis (2007), Smithson. Contr. Zool., 625: 70; figs. 12-14, 22, 27-29, 33, 37, 43,47,109-126,156-159.
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Synonymy: Opostega albogaleriella Clemens, 1862
Opostega albogalleriella Forbes, 1923
Opostega bistrigulella Braun, 1918
Opostega napaeella Clemens, 1872
Opostega nonstrigella Chambers, 1881
Taxonomic Notes: Pseudopostega albogaleriella (Clemens, 1862) includes as a synonym Pseudopostega bistrigulella (Braun, 1918) in Davis & Stonis (2007),
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Clemens, B., 1862. New American Micro-Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 1(5) 131.
  • Davis, D.R. & J.R. Stonis, 2007. A revision of the New World plant-mining moths of the family Opostegidae (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea) Opostegidae (Lepidoptera: Nepticuloidea). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 625: 1-212.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 1.15m, .16m, .17m; p. 38. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Pseudopostega albogaleriella
Mark Dreiling
Pseudopostega albogaleriella
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Pseudopostega albogaleriella
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Pseudopostega albogaleriella
Davis & Stoner
Pseudopostega albogaleriella
Davis & Stoner
Pseudopostega albogaleriella
Davis & Stoner
Pseudopostega albogaleriella
Davis & Stoner

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