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23a0003 – 0168   Tischeria immaculata Braun, 1915
Distribution Data for Tischeria immaculata
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Distribution: Type locality: Loma Linda, CA.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Miner on Ceanothus crassifolius, erroneously identified as Prunus ilicifolia in the original description (Braun, 1972).
Field Marks:
Forewings gray with faint brownish tinge , evenly and finely irrorate (Braun 1972).
Similar Species:
  • Tischeria ceanothi Walsingham, 1890 lacks the "minutely and uniformly irrorate aspect of the fore wings [of immaculata]" and is separated by genitalia (Braun 1972).
  • Tischeria ambigua Braun, 1915
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tischeria immaculata Braun, 1915
Taxonomic Notes: Tischeria immaculata Braun, 1915, rev. stat., formerly treated as a synonym of Tischeria ceanothi Walsingham, 1890 in Puplesis & Diškus (2003), is returned to full species status by van Nieukerken & Eiseman in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023).
  • Braun, A.F., 1915. Notes on some species of Tischeria, with descriptions of new species (Lep.). Entomological News, 26: 271.
  • Braun, A.F., 1972. Tischeriidae of America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 28: 89; figs. 54, 99, 145.
  • 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).
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