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59a1304.01n – 2029.01   Scrobipalpa instabilella of authors (not Douglas, 1846)
Distribution Data for Scrobipalpa instabilella of authors
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Distribution: California
Field Marks:
See Holarct. Lepid., 8(Suppl. 1): 21.
Genitalia: See Holarct. Lepid., 8(Suppl. 1): figs. 61, 93.
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Taxonomic Notes: Scrobipalpa instabilella of authors; (not Douglas, 1846) from California, previously reported as Scrobipalpa instabilella (Douglas, 1846) in Povolný (1998), was determined to represent two related, undescribed species in Huemer & Karsholt (2010: 189-190). "True instabilella, a European species, is treated as extralimital to NA by Lee & Landry (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
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  • Huemer, P. & O. Karsholt, 2010. Gelechiidae II (Gelechiinae: Gnorimoschemini). Microlepidoptera of Europe, 6: 1-586.
  • Lee, S., R.W. Hodges, & R.L. Brown, 2009. Checklist of Gelechiidae (Lepidoptera) in America North of Mexico. Zootaxa, 2231: 1-39.
  • Povolný, D., 1998. New taxa and faunistic records of the tribe Gnorimoschemini from the Nearctic Region (Lepidoptera, Gelechiidae). Stapjia (Linz), 55: 327-347.
  • Powell, J.A. & D. Povolný, 2001. Gnorimoschemini moths of coastal dune and scrub habitats in California (Lepidoptera: Gelechiidae). Holarctic Lepidoptera, 8 (Suppl. 1): 1-53.
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