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930039 – 7908   Datana perspicua Grote & Robinson, 1865
             Spotted Datana

Charles Melton
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Synonymy: Datana perspicua Grote & Robinson, 1865
Datana discalis Dyar, 1923
Datana eileena Dyar, 1923
Datana infusa Dyar, 1923
Datana mesillae Cockerell, 1897
Datana opposita Barnes & Benjamin, 1927
  • 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: 151; pl. A-6, figs. 10-24 (order).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 33.50f; p. 249. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Datana perspicua
Darryl Searcy
Datana perspicua
D. Lynn Scott
Datana perspicua
Carol DiFiori
Datana perspicua
Ken Childs
Datana perspicua
38mm – Jim Vargo
Datana perspicua
40mm – Jim Vargo
Datana perspicua
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