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Pyralidae
80a0571 – 5946   Phycitodes mucidella (Ragonot, 1887)

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Distribution: Type locality (mucidella): USA, California. Mexico.
Type locality (reliquellum): USA, New Hampshire, Center Harbor.
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Synonymy: Homoeosoma mucidella Ragonot, 1887
Homoeosoma albatella of authors, not Ragonot, 1887
Homoeosoma reliquellum Dyar, 1904
Taxonomic Notes: Phycitodes mucidella (Ragonot, 1887) is elevated from subspecies of Phycitodes albatella (now regarded as extralimital to North America) in Neunzig (1997) and includes as a synonym Phycitodes reliquellum (Dyar, 1904) in Scholtens & Hayden in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Dyar, H.G., 1904. Additions to the list of North American Lepidoptera. No. 2.. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 6(2): 112.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Neunzig, H. H., 1997. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4: p. 117; pl. 4.37. order or free PDF
  • Neunzig, H.H., 1997. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae (part). The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4: 1-157, order or free PDF
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 26.35m; p. 194. Book Review and ordering
  • Ragonot, E.L., 1887. Diagnoses of North American Phycitidae and Galleriidae. Published by the author, Paris, p. 15 - PDF.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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