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36a0070 – 2444   Argyresthia calliphanes Meyrick, 1913

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Distribution: Throughout US and Canada.
Type locality: Toronto, ON.
Field Marks:
Typically white head and thorax. Possible a species complex of several cryptic species.
Similar Species:
  • Argyresthia goedartella (Linnaeus, 1758), head and thorax golden. This Eurasian species, apparently restricted in North America to Alaska, has historically been confused with calliphanes.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Argyresthia calliphanes Meyrick, 1913
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Gorneau, J. A., L.D. Jones, J. Monzón-Sierra, J.J. Dombroskie, 2023. Three new species of the genus Argyresthia Hübner, [1825] from Guatemala, with notes on host plant evolution and Nearctic taxa (Lepidoptera: Argyresthiidae). SHILAP Revista De lepidopterología, 51(201) 159–181.
  • Meyrick, E., 1912-1916. Exotic Microlepidoptera, 1(1-20): 135.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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