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930044 – 7913   Datana neomexicana Doll, 1911
Distribution Data for Datana neomexicana
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Distribution: Western most Texas, New Mexico and Colorado, MONA Fascicle 22.1A: 159.
Field Marks:
Forewings silvery white, sparsely peppered with dark brown, no reddish brown overtones; the palest species in the genus, MONA Fascicle 22.1A: 160.
Similar Species:
  • 7914 - Datana perfusa is darker but apparently cannot be separated by DNA barcode.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Datana neomexicana Doll, 1911
  • 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: 159; pl. A-7, figs. 16-18 (order).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 33.53m; p. 249. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Zahiri R., J.D. Lafontaine, B.C. Schmidt, J.R. deWaard, E.V. Zakharov, P.D.N. Hebert, 2017. Probing planetary biodiversity with DNA barcodes: The Noctuoidea of North America. PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0178548.
Datana neomexicana
LG – David Wagner

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