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930033.1 – 7902.1   Datana californica Dyar, 1890

Marius Aurelian - British Columbia
Distribution: Southern BC to mid California
Field Marks:
The only far western species in the genus Datana with scalloped forewing outer margin. This typically pale species may be darker at the northern end of its range.
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Datana californica Dyar, 1890
Taxonomic Notes: Datana californica Dyar, 1890 is raised from synonymy of 7902 Datana ministra (Drury, 1773), MONA Fascicle 22.1A: 142.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2018. Drepanoidea, Doidae; Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part): Pygaerinae, Notodontinae, Cerurinae, Phalerinae, Periergosinae, Dudusinae, Hemiceratinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1A: 142; pl. A-5, figs. 4-6 (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Datana californica
LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.

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