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640067.002528Vitacea admirandus – (Edwards, 1882)
Distribution Data for Vitacea admirandus
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Distribution: Type locality: Texas
Taxonomic Notes: Vitacea admirandus (Edwards, 1882), apparently misplaced in the genus Vitacea, is treated by some authors as a synonym of Tirista argentifrons Walker, [1856], type locality, Oaxaca, Mexico. DNA tested specimens identified as argentifrons from southern Mexico are well separated by barcode from specimens of admirandus from TX and OK. Genitalia comparisons have yet to be made.
References
Vitacea admirandus
31mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Vitacea admirandus
m. – Texas Lepidoptera Survey

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