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33a0339 – 0771.1   Phyllonorycter mespilella (Hübner, [1805])
Distribution Data for Phyllonorycter mespilella
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Synonymy: Tinea mespilella Hübner, [1805]
Argyresthia aureopallidella Bruand, 1858
Elachista decimella Stainton, 1851
Lithocolletis pomifoliella Zeller, 1839
Lithocolletis pyrivorella Bankes, 1899
Lithocolletis torminella Frey, 1856
Taxonomic Notes: Phyllonorycter mespilella (Hübner, 1805) is now confirmed within the North American fauna north of Mexico in Landry, J.-F. & D.L. Wagner (1995).
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  • Landry, J.-F. & D.L. Wagner, 1995. Taxonomic review of apple-feeding species of Phyllonorycter Hübner (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) in North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 97(3): 619; figs. 22, 12, 30-37.
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