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910270.007426Venusia duodecemlineata (Packard, 1873)

John Davis
Distribution: Type Locality: California.
Description/
Field Marks:
Males with antennae "unipectinate, pectinations tipped with a fascicle of hairs, and on each side a row of cilia, apex simple..." - Pearsall(1905:126).
Similar Species:
  • DNA barcode supports the possibility of several closely related cryptic species some of which may refer to current synonyms of duodecemlineata.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Larentia duodecemlineata Packard, 1873
Nomenia unipecta Pearsall, 1906:35; TL: Plumas Co., CA and Pasadena, CA.
Nomenia unipecta var. secunda Pearsall, 1906:38; TL: Glenwood Springs, CO.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Packard, 1874. Catalogue of the Phalaenidae of California. No. 2. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 16: 19.
  • Pearsall, R.F., 1905. The genus Venusia and its included species. The Canadian Entomologist, 37: 125-128.
  • Pearsall, R.F., 1906. What Euchoe comptaria, Walk., really is. The Canadian Entomologist, 37: 33-38.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Venusia duodecemlineata
Tim Johnson
Venusia duodecemlineata
Edna Woodward
Venusia duodecemlineata
Tim Johnson
Venusia duodecemlineata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Venusia duodecemlineata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Venusia duodecemlineata
LG – Jim Troubridge
Venusia duodecemlineata
22mm – Jim Vargo

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