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57a0034 – 2407   Enaemia subfervens (Walker, 1854)
             Speckled Enaemia

Jeff Gunter
Distribution: TX, OK, KS, MO, IL, LA, MS, AL, FL, GA
Type locality: Texas
Field Marks:
See ZooKeys, 846: 90.
Genitalia: See Matson et al. (2019), ZooKeys, 846: 75116.
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Synonymy: Mieza subfervens Walker, 1854
Enaemia psammitis Zeller, 1872
Mieza rhodocentra Meyrick, 1913
Lactura sapeloensis Matson & Wagner, 2019
Taxonomic Notes: Enaemia subfervens (Walker, 1854), n. comb. in Heppner (2019), was formerly in the genus Lactura and includes as synonyms 2406 Enaemia psammitis Zeller, 1872 and 2408 Enaemia rhodocentra (Meyrick, 1913) and includes as a subspecies Enaemia subfervens sapeloensis (Matson & Wagner, 2019) in Matson et al. (2019), ZooKeys, 846: 90.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Heppner, J.B., 2019. Reassessment of Old World Lactura and validity of Enaemia for New World species (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea: Lacturidae). Lepidoptera Novae, 11(1-2): 7-14.
  • Matson, T.A., D.L. Wagner, S.E. Miller, 2019. Revision of the North American Lactura (Lepidoptera, Zygaenoidea, Lacturidae). ZooKeys, 846: 75-116.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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