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63a0107.3 – 6206   Hellinsia angustus (Walsingham, 1880)
             Straw-colored Plume Moth
Distribution Data for Hellinsia angustus
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Distribution: Type locality (angustus): Mount Shasta, CA.
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Synonymy: Lioptilus angustus Walsingham, 1880
Taxonomic Notes: Hellinsia angustus (Walsingham, 1880), rev. stat. (Matthews in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was treated as a synonym of Hellinsia pectodactylus (Staudinger, 1859) in Gielis (2003).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) (pectodactylus) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Gielis, C., 1993. Generic revision of the superfamily Pterophoroidea. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 290: 1-139.
  • 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).
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  • Staudinger, O., 1859. Diagnosen nebst kurzen Beschreibungen neuer andalusischer Lepidopteren. Entomologische Zeitung, 20: 258.
  • Walsingham, L.T.d.G., 1880. Pterophoridae of California and Oregon. John Van Voorst, London, 1881: 41 (stramineus), 43 (angustus).
Hellinsia angustus
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