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59a0498 – 2252   Compsolechia crescentifasciella (Chambers, 1874)
Distribution Data for Compsolechia crescentifasciella
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Distribution: Type locality: Texas.
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Synonymy: Gelechia crescentifasciella Chambers, 1874
Taxonomic Notes: Compsolechia crescentifasciella (Chambers, 1874): the true identity of crescentifasciella is currently unknown; its placement in the genus Compsolechia has consequently been retained. The designation of USNM Type No. 447 (USNMENT00834895) as the "holotype" of crescentifasciella is erroneous (Mark Metz, pers. comm., 2024). This species is apparently confused with Anacampsis comparanda (Meyrick, 1929) in collections. Whether the two names represent the same species is a question for future study.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1874. Tineina from Texas. The Canadian Entomologist, 6(12): 237.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • U.S. National Entomological Collection, holotype ♀ (Warning: probably a part of the type series but holotype designation is erroneous.)
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