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Gracillariidae
33a0290 – 0726.1   Phyllonorycter alaskana Deschka, 1982

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Distribution: Eastern Canada to Alaska.
Holotype: "2 mi. N of Palmers, Alaska, U.S.A."
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Phyllonorycter alaskana Deschka, 1982
Taxonomic Notes: There are two BIN groups at BOLD for this species. DNA separates them by nearly 2%, so it is possible that one represents an undescribed species. Both have specimens ranging from QC to western YT. MPG treats both as alaskana pending future work.
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.
  • Deschka, G., 1982. Entomofauna, 3(17): 251; figs. 18-22. (PDF)
Phyllonorycter alaskana
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