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890068 – 7754.1   Agapema anona (Ottolengui, 1903)
             Mexican Agapema

Arlene Ripley
Distribution: Southern Arizona; south into Mexico (SierraMadre Occidental) at least to Zacatecas - Peigler & Kendall (1993).
Type locality: Arizona.
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Synonymy: Saturnia anona Ottolengui, 1903
Agapema interrupta Draudt, 1929
Taxonomic Notes: Agapema anona (Ottolengui, 1903) formerly included as subspecies Agapema dyari Cockerell, 1914 and Agapema platensis Peigler & Kendall, 1993, both returned to full species (St Laurent in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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.
  • Ottolengui, R., 1903. A new Saturnia from North America. Entomological News, 14: 311-314.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net

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