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Elachistidae
59a1506.1 – 1463.1   Chrysoclista lathamella Fletcher, 1936
Distribution Data for Chrysoclista lathamella
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Distribution: Canada: AB (BOLD:AAP8179).
Type locality: London.
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Synonymy: Glyphipteryx lathamella Fletcher, 1936
Tinea bimaculella Haworth, 1828
Chrysoclista razowskii Riedl, 1965
Taxonomic Notes: Chrysoclista lathamella (Fletcher, 1936), a replacement name of bimaculella (Haworth, 1828), is listed as unverified by Kaila & Koster (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). Sumpich & Huemer (2016), fig. 18 (DNA barcode tree) includes as a record for a specimen collected from Alberta. There are two BIN groups for this species (BOLD:AAP8179 (Holarctic), BOLD:AAM2724 (Palearctic)) which DNA barcode separates by ~3% inferring the possibility two good biological species. It is not currently known which refers to "true" lathamella (M. Mutanen, pers. comm., 10iv2024).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAM2724 (Palearctic population) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAP8179 (Holarctic population) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Haworth, A.H., 1803-1828. Lepidoptera Britannica, 4: 573.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Sumpich & Huemer, 2016. Chrysoclista germanica sp. nov. and C. gabretica stat. nov., with an updated checklist of the genus (Lepidoptera: Elachistidae: Parametriotinae). Acta Entomologica Musei Nationalis Pragae, 56(2): 845-854.
Chrysoclista lathamella
Finland (BOLD:AAP8179) - LG – Marko Mutanen

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