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51a0537.7 – 2767.7   Megalota submicans (Walsingham, 1897)
Distribution Data for Megalota submicans
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Distribution: USA: Texas.
Type locality: Grenada, Grenada (Balthazar).
Field Marks:
See description and image of genitalia and half spread holotype in Brown (2009).
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Synonymy: Episimus submicans Walsingham, 1897
Taxonomic Notes: Megalota submicans (Walsingham, 1897), n. comb. in Brown (2009), is now recognized within the North American fauna from Texas in Knudson & Bordelon (2018). The specific identity of Texas specimens is considered uncertain in Brown (2009).
  • Brown, J.W., 2009. Discovery of Megalota in the Neotropics, with a revision of New World species (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Olethreutinae). Zootaxa, 2278: 1-50.
  • Knudson, E. & C. Bordelon, 2018. Checklist of Texas Lepidoptera. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, 1-52.
  • Walsingham, T. de G., 1897. Revision of the West-Indian Micro-Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1897: 124.
Megalota submicans
LG – John W. Brown

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