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59a0792.1 – 1876   Xenolechia quinquecristatella (Chambers, 1878)
Distribution Data for Xenolechia quinquecristatella
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Synonymy: Gelechia quinquecristatella Chambers, 1878
Taxonomic Notes: Xenolechia quinquecristatella (Chambers, 1878) is listed as "ident. uncert." by Lee & Landry (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). This name included as a synonym of Xenolechia aethiops (Humphreys & Westwood, 1845) in Lee et al. 2009 following the treatment in Meyrick (1925:69) but erroneously reversing the priority. Hodges (in Hodges et al. 1983) (Checklist) treated both names as valid.
  • Busck, A., 1903. A Revision of the American Moths of the Family Gelechiidae, with Descriptions of New Species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 25(1304): 785.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1878. Descriptions of new Tineina from Texas, and others from more northern localities. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 4(3): 88.
  • Meyrick, E., 1925. Lepidoptera Heterocera - Fam. Gelechiadae. Genera Insectorum, 184: 69.
  • 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).
Xenolechia quinquecristatella
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