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51a0203.1 – 3853   Nycthia yuccatana (Busck, 1907)
Distribution Data for Nycthia yuccatana
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Distribution: Texas to southern Calinfornia
Holotype: Nueces Co., TX
Field Marks:
See Brown (2019), Zootaxa, 4671(2):195222
Genitalia: See Brown (2019), Zootaxa, 4671(2):195222
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Synonymy: Phalonia yuccatana Busck, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Nycthia yuccatana (Busck, 1907) was formerly unassigned to genus in Meltzer & Brown (2014). Pogue (1986) proposed the genus Nycthia for this species in his unpublished Ph.D. dissertation and is nomen nudum (unavaillable). Brown (2019) published the name Nycthia, new genus, Zootaxa, 4671(2): 206.
This species was number 3860 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
(3853 (1983 list) Aethes sublepidana (Kearfott, 1907) is a synonym of 3757 Aethes interruptofasciana.)
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Brown, J.W., 2019. New genera, new species, and new combinations in new world Cochylina (Lepidoptera: Tortricidae: Tortricinae). Zootaxa, 4671(2): 195-222.
  • Metzler, E.H. & J.W. Brown, 2014. An updated check list of the Cochylina (Tortricidae, Tortricinae, Euliini) of North America north of Mexico including Greenland, with comments on classification and identification. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 68(4): 274-282.
  • Pogue, M.G., 1986. A generic revision of the Cochylidae (Lepidoptera) of North America. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Minnesota, 1-280.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.6f; p. 158. Book Review and ordering
Nycthia yuccatana
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Nycthia yuccatana
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Nycthia yuccatana
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