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Argyresthiidae
360186.002478Argyresthia ruidosa Braun, 1940
Distribution Data for Argyresthia ruidosa
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Distribution: Holotype: Ruidoso Canyon, Lincoln National Forest, NM.
Description/
Field Marks:
"This species is easily distinguished by the pale golden color, white head and middle of thorax, and the white stripe along dorsum, which is quite conspicuous when the insect is at rest." - Braun, 1940.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Braun, A.F., 1940. Notes and New Species in the Yponomeutoid Group (Microlepidoptera). Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 66(4): 1-17.
Argyresthia ruidosa
Paratype - LG – Calif. Acad. Sci., C. Grinter

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