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890067X – 7754   Agapema galbina (Clemens, 1860)
             Greasewood Moth
Distribution Data for Agapema galbina
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Distribution: Cameron Co. and Hidalgo Co., TX - Peigler & Kendall (1993).
Type locality (galbina): Brownsville, Cameron County, TX.
Type locality (solita): Esperanza Ranch, Brownsville, TX.
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Synonymy: Saturnia galbina Clemens, 1860
Agapema solita Ferguson, 1972
Taxonomic Notes: Agapema galbina (Clemens, 1860) includes as a synonym 7755 Agapema solita Ferguson, 1972 in Peigler & Kendall (1993), Proc. Denver Mus. Natl. Hist., 3(3): 3.
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  • Ferguson, D. C., 1972. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2b: p. 189; pl. 13.13-15, 17-19. order or free PDF
  • Peigler, R.S. & R.O. Kendall, 1993. A review of the genus Agapema (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Proceedings of the Denver Museum of Natural History, 3(3): 1-22.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 37.5m; p. 239. Book Review and ordering
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