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59a1800.5 – 1218.1   Lateantenna inana (Butler, 1881)
Distribution Data for Lateantenna inana
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Distribution: Homestead, FL (M. Epstein & J. Hayden, pers. comm.).
Type locality: Honolulu, HI.
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Taxonomic Notes: Lateantenna inana (Butler, 1881), rev. stat. (Adamski in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was formerly treated as a synonym of Blastobasis explorata Meyrick, 1918. This species is now recognized within the North American fauna from Florida.
  • Butler, A.G., 1881. On the collection of Nocturnal Lepidoptera from the Hawaiian Islands. Part 2 Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (ser. 5)7: 404.
  • Hayden, J.E., 2017. Blastobasis inana (Butler), a blastobasid moth, a new Western Hemisphere record. Tri-ology, 56(3): 3, 7, 14.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
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