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Unidentified  - Coptotriche

Unidentified - Coptotriche
Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma, USA
June 27, 2010
Supported at the Tischeria genus level by DNA barcoding, BOLD LPOKE018-10
This specimen is shown here: BOLD:AAG5153
Found at UV light near pond in wooded area of a flood plain.

Moved from Tischeria.

Safe to say this isn't Tischeria quercitella.

Moved from Coptotriche.

When figuring out some unrelated specimens, I recall looking at snippets of the taxonomic tree from BOLD sent to me from B. P. of closely related species in which the names used didn't exactly match up. So my question is, was it determined that this was closer to say Tischeria quercitella or to Coptotriche citrinipennella. I don't know how to get the info from BOLD but perhaps you might.

I ask because we've been placing all look alike Fagaceae-feeding species in Tischeriidae (other than T. quercitella) under Coptotriche and now I don't know if that is a mistake.

I suspect Coptotriche
There are three specimens that have a near 100 % match, two are mine and the other is from another contributor.
Then, there are two specimens from another contributor that are at 97.5 %
None of these match an identified specimen and all are labelled Tischeria genus
Then come four Coptotriche castaneaeella and a Coptotriche fuscomarginella at 94.3 %
Then, two Coptotriche discreta and a Coptotriche purinosella at 92.7 %
Coptotriche citrinipennella and Tischeria citrinipennella show up at 91.2 %
(BOLD sometimes has old and new names for a species since the contributors submit the ID when known)
I have four matched with T. citrinipennella BOLD
This one: BG has no close match in BOLD - off 3% from C. castaneaeella and maybe 6% from the one you asked about.
I suspect that all these will eventually be labelled Coptotriche genus since almost all the identified specimens in the tree are Coptotriche.

Tischeriidae taxonomy
Everything in Tischeriidae was placed in the genus Tischeria until recently. I suspect that's the problem here. I agree (though I'm far from an expert) that Coptotriche seems more likely.

DNA update
This specimen is now shown at BOLD:ABX6073
I have two of the three matching specimens. The third was collected and identified by J_F Landry

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