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63a0086 – 6185   Hellinsia albilobata (McDunnough, 1939)
             White-lobed Plume Moth
Distribution Data for Hellinsia albilobata
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Distribution: Holotype: Cameron Bay, Great Bear Lake, NT.
Type locality (wrangeliensis): Vrangel Island, Gusinaya, U.S.S.R.
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Synonymy: Oidaematophorus albilobatus McDunnough, 1939
Leioptilus wrangeliensis Zagulajev, 1985
Taxonomic Notes: Hellinsia albilobata (McDunnough, 1939) includes as a synonym Leioptilus wrangeliensis Zagulajev, 1985 (Matthews in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
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  • McDunnough, J.H., 1939. Pterophorid Descriptions and Notes (Lepid.). The Canadian Entomologist, 71(5): 109-112.
  • 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).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Zagulajev, 1985. New species of moths (Lepidoptera; Psychidae, Thyrididae, Pterophoridae) from the USSR. Entomologicheskoe Obozrenie, 64(4): 773-788.
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