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Pterophoridae
460073.106099Trichoptilus potentellus Lange, 1939
Distribution Data for Trichoptilus potentellus
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Distribution: Holotype: Half Moon Bay, CA.
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Taxonomic Notes: Trichoptilus potentellus Lange, 1939, treated as a synonym of 6101 Trichoptilus pygmaeus Walsingham, 1880 in Gielis (2003), is listed as a full species based on larval and pupal characteristics, (unpublished MS) in Matthews (2016), www.plumemoth.com, accessed May, 2017.
References
  • Lange, W.H., 1939. Two new California plume moths (Lepidoptera Pterophoridae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 38: 164.
  • Matthews, D.L., 2016. Pterophoridae of North America - "Plume Moths". Online self-published. website
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