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910740.006312Macaria deceptrix (Dyar, 1913)

© Arlene Ripley - Cochise Co., AZ
Distribution: Type Locality (M. deceptrix): Tehuacan, Mexico.
Type Locality (M. g. sobriaria): Regington, AZ.
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Synonymy: Sciagraphia deceptrix Dyar, 1913
Itame sobriaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1917
Taxonomic Notes: Macaria deceptrix (Dyar, 1913), formerly placed in the genus Speranza in Ferguson (2008), MONA Fascicle 17.2: 148, is returned to the genus Macaria in Sihvonen & Skou (2015) following Scoble & Krüger (2002).
Previously listed as 6312 Itame sobriaria in the 1983 Hodges Checklist, this species includes as a new synonym Itame graphidaria sobriaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1917 in Ferguson (2008).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barnes, W. & F.H. Benjamin, 1917. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 3(4): 239 (I. g. sobriaria).
  • Dyar, H.G., 1913. Descriptions of new Lepidoptera, chiefly from Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 44: 309.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 2008. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 17.2: p. 148; pl. 3.38-39. order
  • 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 deceptrix
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