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421690.001676Arotrura sponsella (Busck, 1907)
Distribution Data for Arotrura sponsella
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Distribution: Southern CA, AZ and NM
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Synonymy: Colinita sponsella Busck, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Arotrura sponsella (Busck, 1907)was formerly in the genus Scythris, Mem. Ent. Soc. Canada, 160: 43.
  • 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.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 6.35m; p. 79. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection (USNM) - Holotype ♂ (genitalia)
Arotrura sponsella
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