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91a0987 – 6587   Iridopsis gemella (Rindge, 1966)
Distribution Data for Iridopsis gemella
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Distribution: Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV), known only from Hidalgo and Cameron Cos., TX.
Holotype: Mercedes,Hidalgo Co., TX.
Field Marks:
Rindge, 1966: 224; pl. 25, figs. 3, 4.
Genitalia: Rindge, 1966: 234, fig. 30; 239, fig. 50.
Similar Species:
  • Iridopsis perfectaria (McDunnough, 1940) typically lacks the dark shading of the ground color.
  • Iridopsis defectaria (Guenée, [1858]) is found north of LRGV.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Anacamptodes gemella Rindge, 1966
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Rindge, F.H., 1966. A revision of the moth genus Anacamptodes (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 132(3) 1-243.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Iridopsis gemella
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