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91a0731 – 6277   Macaria helena (Cassino, 1928)

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Synonymy: Itame helena Cassino, 1928
Taxonomic Notes: Macaria helena (Cassino, 1928), formerly treated as a synonym of 6277 Itame subfalcata (Hulst, 1896) in the 1983 list, was raised to full species status and transferred to the genus Speranza in Ferguson (2008).
Speranza is treated as a synonym of Macaria in Sihvonen & Skou (2015) following Scoble & Krüger (2002).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 2008. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2: p. 127; pl. 3.3-5. order or free PDF
  • Ferguson, D.C., 2008. Geometroidea Geometridae (Part) Ennominae (Abaxini, Cassymini, Macariini). The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2: 1-430, order or free PDF
  • Sihvonen, P. & P. Skou, 2015. Ennominae I. In: A. Hausmann (ed.): The Geometrid Moths of Europe, 5: 1-657.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Macaria helena
– © CNC - Jocelyn Gill
Macaria helena
– © CNC - Jocelyn Gill
Macaria helena
– © CNC - Jocelyn Gill
Macaria helena
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Macaria helena
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