Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oegoconia Stainton, 1854
Clerogenes Meyrick, 1921
Larvae feed on detritus in leaf litter.
Two species known our area, separable only by dissection or DNA:
Type Locality: PA
Reported by Landry et al. (2013)
from: [Eastern NA] MI, VA, MD, PA, NJ, NY, MA, VT; [Western NA] BC, WA, CA; now additionally confirmed in ON
Formerly considered a synonym of O. quadripuncta (Haworth, 1828) but restored to species status by Landry et al. (2013). Since that publication, the species has been collected in southern ON (see BOLD:AAH4681
). Pohl et al. (2018)(2)
reported Canadian records from BC and MB and erroneously indicated that the species was not known from eastern "NA" rather than just eastern Canada as indicated by Landry et al. (2013). The barcoded ON specimens were collected 2015 and 2016, so either Pohl et al. (2018) missed these records or the specimens were not barcoded until more recently.
TL: Austria, Vienna
Reported by Landry et al. (2013) from: QC, ON, MI; now additionally confirmed in MN and PE (BOLD:AAB8271
) and NB (Pohl et al. 2018)
Records in western North America and the eastern US outside the northern tier of states may be tentatively called novimundi; records from eastern Canada and adjacent US could easily be either species.
Landry, J-F., Nazari, V., Dewaard, J.R., Mutanen, M., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Huemer, P., & P.D.N. Hebert, 2013. Shared but overlooked: 30 species of Holarctic Microlepidoptera revealed by DNA barcodes and morphology. Zootaxa
3749 (1): 001–093. (3)
Stainton, H.T. 1854. Insecta Britannica. Lepidoptera: Tineina. p.162