Chrysoclista (Glyphipteryx) linneella (Cl.) Lepidoptera: Agon oxenidae

Christopher Majka nextug at
Thu Nov 9 08:45:03 EST 2000

Hi Erik!

On Thu, 9 Nov 2000, Nieukerken, E.J. van wrote:

> The genus Chrysoclista in Europe was reviewed by Ole Karsholt:
> O. Karsholt, 1997. The genus Chrysoclista Stainton, 1854 in Europe
> (Lepidoptera, Agonoxenidae). - Entomologiske Meddelelser 65: 29-33. 

Yes, I've just contacted Ole Karsholt with respect to this paper. The
journal, unfortunately isn't available here.

> About C. linneella: found over most of Europe, introduced into North
> America.

I'm wondering about the extent of its distribution in Europe. I have seen
records from Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Netherlands. Can you expand
on its distribution? Do you know other areas where it has been found? How
far south does it range? Has it been found in Great Britain

I'm writing a short paper on its discovery here in Nova Scotia and I would
like to put the species in its proper context.

> Erik van Nieukerken
> curator of Entomology (Microlepidoptera + Arachnida et al.)/ 
> editor Tijdschrift voor Entomologie
> National Museum of Natural History Naturalis
> dep. of Entomology
> PO Box 9517, 2300 RA Leiden, Netherlands
> [street address: Darwinweg 2, 2333 CR Leiden]
> direct phone: +31-71-56 87 682 (secretary ..622)
> fax:      +31-71-5687666
> e-mail:  nieukerken at <mailto:nieukerken at> 

Many thanks for any assistance you could render me!

Christopher Majka

Christopher Majka                       <natural at>
Electronic Resources on Lepidoptera, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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