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33a0136 – 0676.1   Parornix loganella (Stainton, 1848)
Distribution Data for Parornix loganella
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Distribution: Canada: NL to YT and BC.Type locality: "near Luss, Dumbartonshire [Scotland]".
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Synonymy: Argyromiges loganella Stainton, 1848
Ornix distinctella Nolcken, 1870
Taxonomic Notes: Parornix loganella (Stainton, 1848), a Palearctic species suspected of being Holarctic in Landry et al. (2013:19), was tentatively recognized within the North American fauna based on similar genitalia and DNA barcode, J-F Landry, pers. comm., 8/4/2021. DNA barcode does separate NA and European populations but both are currently placed in the the same BIN group. Further study is needed to verify the placement of the American population, and the species is listed as unverified by Eiseman & Davis in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Landry, J.-F., V. Nazari, J.R. Dewaard, M. Mutanen, C. Lopez-Vaamonde, P. Huemer, P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa, 3749(1): 1-93.
  • 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 Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera)
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Stainton, H.T., 1848. A monograph on the British Argyromiges. The Zoologist:: A Popular Miscellany Of Natural History, 6: 2162; pl. 3,fig. 37.
Parornix loganella
DNA - LG – J-F Landry (CNC)

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