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91a0342 – 7291   Rheumaptera undulata (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Distribution: Type locality (undulata): Finland.
Type locality (ssp. bluff): New York.
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Synonymy: Phalaena undulata Linnaeus, 1758
Geometra undularia Boisduval, 1840
Eucosmia bluff Bryk, 1921
Taxonomic Notes: Rheumaptera undulata (Linnaeus, 1758), the type species of the genus Hydria where it was placed in Hodges et al. (1983), was transferred to Rheumaptera in Scoble (1999) and then returned to Hydria in Hausmann & Viidalepp (2012). More recently it has been shown in Brehm et al. (2019:S1) to be sister to Rheumaptera hastata (Linnaeus, 1758), the type species of Rheumaptera, based on both mitochondrial and nuclear markers, confirming the synonymy of the genus Hydria with Rheumaptera in Scoble (1999).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Brehm, G., L. Murillo-Ramos, P. Sihvonen, A. Hausmann, B.C. Schmidt, E. Ounap, A. Moser, R. Mörtter, D. Bolt, F. Bodner, A. Lindt, L.E. Parra, N. Wahlberg, 2019. New World geometrid moths (Lepidoptera: Geometridae): Molecular phylogeny, biogeography, taxonomic updates and description of 11 new tribes. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 77(3): 457-486.
  • Bryk, F., 1921. Ueber die Zeichnungsuverhaltnisse von Eucosmia undulata L.. Internationale Entomologische Zeitschrift, 14: 198.
  • Hausmann, A. & J. Viidalepp, 2012. Larentinae I. The Geometrid Moths of Europe, 3: 1-268.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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