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36a0129 – 2427   Zelleria haimbachi Busck, 1915
             Pine Needle Sheathminer

Bill Johnson
Distribution: Eastern Canada and northeastern US. Western population may refer to Z. arizonica.Type locality: Wenonah, NJ.
Field Marks:
Wingspan: ~12 mm.
Similar Species:
  • Zelleria arizonica Braun, 1940 is larger, wingspan: 16-17.5 mm. Size may not be diagnostic.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Zelleria haimbachi Busck, 1915
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB0436 (eastern haimbachi).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABZ7291 (arizonica and western haimbachi).
  • Busck, A., 1915. Descriptions of new North American microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 17(2): 91.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 10.44m, 10.45m; p. 105. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at
Zelleria haimbachi
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Zelleria haimbachi
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Zelleria haimbachi
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Zelleria haimbachi
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
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Zelleria haimbachi
Zelleria haimbachi
Canadian National Collection LG

Zelleria haimbachi
Canadian National Collection LG

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