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890054.1 – 7742   Hemileuca magnifica (Rotger, 1948)

Pete Thompson
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Synonymy: Pseudohazis magnifica Rotger, 1948
Taxonomic Notes: Hemileuca magnifica (Rotger, 1948) is treated as a subspecies of 7741 Hemileuca hera in Pohl et al. (2016) following Tuskes et al. (1996). This taxon continues to be treated as full species by some authors.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Ferguson, D. C., 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 139; pl. 11.12. order or free PDF
  • Lemaire, C., 2002. Hemileucinae. The Saturniidae of America (3 volume set), 4: 1,388 pages.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tuskes, P.M., J.P. Tuttle, M.M. Collins, 1996. The wild silk moths of North America: a natural history of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY & London, UK, available in Books to Borrow at Internet Archive.
Hemileuca magnifica
Pete Thompson
Hemileuca magnifica
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