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930126.007950Elasmia cave Metzler, 2011

DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Distribution: Southwest NM south to eastern and south central TX.
Holotype: Eddy Co., NM.
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Synonymy: Elasmia cave Metzler, 2011
Edema insularis of authors not Grote, 1866
Taxonomic Notes: Elasmia cave Metzler, 2011, sp. n., includes as a synonym Elasmia insularis of authors not (Grote, 1866); Elasmia insularis (Grote, 18660), comb. n., a species described from Cuba, is extralimital. Zookeys, 149: 56.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Metzler, E. & E.C. Knudson, 2011. A new species of Elasmia Möschler from New Mexico and Texas, and a new subspecies of Elasmia mandela (Druce) from Texas and Oklahoma (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae, Nystaleinae). Zookeys, 149: 51-67.
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2021. Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 203; pl. A-20, figs. 16, 17; pl. 63, fig. 5 (♂ gen.); pl. 76, fig. 5 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 90, fig. 6 (♀ gen.); pl. L-21, fig. 4 (larva). - order
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Elasmia cave
DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Elasmia cave
DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Elasmia cave
37mm - LG – © Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Elasmia cave
- holotype - LG – © Eric Metzler
Elasmia cave
- paratype - LG – © Eric Metzler
Elasmia cave
[T] - 37mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Elasmia cave
[T] - 40mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Elasmia cave
[T] - LG – © Jim Vargo

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