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Scythrididae
59a1729 – 1658   Neoscythris fissirostris (Meyrick, 1928)

DNA Anne Hendrickson
Distribution: Type locality: Alpine and Forestburg, TX; Bent, NM.
Description/
Field Marks:
See Landry (1991).
Genitalia: See Landry (1991).
Similar Species:
  • Landryia JFL156
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Scythris fissirostris Meyrick, 1928
Taxonomic Notes: Neoscythris fissirostris (Meyrick, 1928), formerly in the genus Scythris, is the type of Neoscythris Landry (1991:153).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Landry, J.-F., 1991. Systematics of Nearctic Scythrididae (Lepidoptera: Gelechioidea): phylogeny and classification of supraspecific taxa, with a review of described species. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, 123(S160): 3-341.
  • Meyrick, E., 1928. Exotic Microlepidoptera, 3(13): 413.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Neoscythris fissirostris
- 12mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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