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890042 – 7731   Hemileuca nevadensis Stretch, 1872
             Nevada Buck Moth
Distribution Data for Hemileuca nevadensis
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Distribution: Type locality (nevadensis): Dayton, NV.
Type locality (californica): "Southern California".
Type locality (latifascia): Aweme, MB.
Type locality (artemis): Mesilla Valley, Las Cruces, NM.
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Synonymy: Hemileuca nevadensis Stretch, 1872
Hemileuca californica Wright, 1888
Hemileuca latifascia Barnes & McDunnough, 1916
Hemileuca artemis Packard, 1893
Taxonomic Notes: Hemileuca nevadensis Stretch, 1872 includes as a new synonym Hemileuca artemis Packard, 1893 (St Laurent in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). For a more in information, see St Laurent in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023), Lemaire (2002), Dupuis et al. (2018).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1916. Some new races and species of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 48: 224.
  • Dupuis, J.R., R.S. Peigler, S.M. Geib & D. Rubinoff, 2018. Phylogenomics supports incongruence between ecological specialization and taxonomy in a charismatic clade of buck moths. Molecular Ecology, 27(22): 4417-4429.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 119; pl. 8.12-21. order or free PDF
  • Kitching, I., R. Rougerie, A. Zwick, C. Hamilton, R. St Laurent, S. Naumann, L. Ballesteros Mejia, A. Kawahara, 2018. A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236.
  • Lemaire, C., 2002. Hemileucinae. The Saturniidae of America (3 volume set), 4: 1,388 pages.
  • Lemaire, C., 2002. Hemileucinae. The Saturniidae of America (3 volume set), 4: 1,388 pages.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 36.3m; p. 238. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
  • Stretch, R.H., 1872. Illustrations of the Zygænidæ & Bombycidæ of North America, 1: 108; pl. 4, fig. 10.
  • Wright, W.G., 1888. Description of a new Hemileuca. The Canadian Entomologist, 20: 31.
Hemileuca nevadensis
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Hemileuca nevadensis
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Hemileuca nevadensis
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Hemileuca nevadensis
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Hemileuca nevadensis
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