Possibly an introduced species with a long, complicated history. First identified in California in 1952 as Borkhausenia near minutella (Linnaeus) and later identified as B. fuscescens (Haworth). Soon after Hodges described it as a new species it was found in France. (1)
Hodges, R.W. 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p.124; pl.7.20-21 (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.4.36f; p.62 (1)
Contributed by Charley Eiseman on 17 January, 2013 - 11:55pm Additional contributions by Randy Hardy Last updated 11 June, 2014 - 11:18am
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