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91a0410 – 7299   Pterocypha defensata Walker, 1862

[T] - Bahamas - © Gary J. Goss
Distribution: Type locality: "St. Domingo".
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Synonymy: Pterocypha defensata Walker, 1862
Azelina australata Hulst, 1886
Larentia decertaria Herrich-Schäffer, 1870
Phibalapteryx floridata Walker, [1863]
Taxonomic Notes: Pterocypha defensata Walker, 1862 was listed as a synonym of 7299 Pterocypha floridata (Walker, [1863]) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist). But defensata has priority and floridata should be treated as the junior synonym. This error was corrected in Becker & Miller (2002), J. Lepid. Soc., 56(1): 41.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Becker V.O. & S.E. Miller, 2002. The large moths of Guana Island, British Virgin Islands: A survey of efficient colonizers (Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Noctuidae, Arctiidae, Geometridae, Hyblaeidae, Cossidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 56(1): 41.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1862. Gemeotrites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 25: 1366.
Pterocypha defensata
[T] - © Gary J. Goss
Pterocypha defensata
[T] - © Gary J. Goss
Pterocypha defensata
© Bob Belmont
Pterocypha defensata
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Pterocypha defensata
34mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Pterocypha defensata
35mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Pterocypha defensata
31mm – © McGuire Center Coll. (Covell Coll.)

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