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890042.20 – 7731.1   Hemileuca artemis Packard, 1893
Distribution Data for Hemileuca artemis
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Distribution: Restricted to New Mexico.
Type locality: Mesilla Valley, Las Cruces, NM.
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Synonymy: Hemileuca artemis Packard, 1893
Taxonomic Notes: Hemileuca artemis is treated variously by authors as a full species and as a synonym of 7731 Hemileuca nevadensis Stretch, 1872 and may represent a subspecies of nevadensis, Dupuis et al. (2018). Lemaire (2002) found differences in larval morphology. This species is tentatively listed here as a full species following Kitching et al. (2018).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Hemileuca artemis
- LG – C.P. Gillette Museum
Hemileuca artemis
- LG – C.P. Gillette Museum

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