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Elachista sp. - Elachista subalbidella

Elachista sp. - Elachista subalbidella
Monterey County, California, USA
June 14, 1999
Raised from Calamagrostis nutkaensis.

Elachista hiberna
Thanks for the i.d. I think hiberna was described from Ohio, so it has either become an introduced species here on the West Coast or else it is a species with a very wide range. The food plant is native here and the area it was found was somewhat wild and pristine.

Kaila (1997)
Unless there is a more recent paper that overrides this, E. hiberna Braun is a junior synonym of E. subalbidella Schlager, a Holarctic species. Calamagrostis is one of the documented hosts in Europe. It has not been recorded from the West south of British Columbia and South Dakota.

Kaila, L. 1997: A revision of the Nearctic species of Elachista s. l. II. The argentella group (Lepidoptera, Elachistidae). — Acta Zool. Fennica 206.

appears to be Elachista hiberna - Hodges #1098
Moved from Moths.

Nice pinning job!

Moved from ID Request.

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