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36a0159 – 2391   Ypsolopha ochrella (Chambers, 1880)

Mark Dreiling - DNA
Distribution: Type locality: Texas.
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Synonymy: Pluteloptera ochrella Chambers, 1880
Tinea radiatella of authors not Donovan, 1794
Cerostoma rubrella Dyar, 1902
Phalaena ustella of authors not Clerck, 1759
Taxonomic Notes: Ypsolopha ochrella (Chambers, 1880), formerly treated as a synonym of 2398 Ypsolopha ustella (Clerck, 1759) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), is raised to full species status and includes as a new synonym, 2391 Ypsolopha rubrella (Dyar, 1902) in Sohn (2015), Breviora, 542: 13.
  • 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., 1880. Descriptions of some new Tineina, with notes on a few old species. The Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History, 2(4): 181.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 11.8f; p. 107. Book Review and ordering
  • Sohn, J.-C., 2015. A Catalogue of the Type Specimens of Yponomeutoidea (Lepidoptera) in the Museum of Comparative Zoology with Revised Status of Pluteloptera ochrella. Breviora, 542: 1-19.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Ypsolopha ochrella
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Ypsolopha ochrella
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