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930126.107950.1Elasmia mandela – (Druce, 1887)
Distribution Data for Elasmia mandela
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Distribution: OK and TX (E. m. santaana)
Holotype (E. m. santaana): Hidalgo Co., TX.
Taxonomic Notes: Elasmia mandela (Druce, 1887), type locality Mexico, is now recognized within the North American fauna. The nominate race occurs south of the U.S., however, E. m. santaana Metzler & Knudson 2011, subsp. n., described from Texas, is brighter and slightly smaller, Zookeys, 149: 60-64.
Elasmia mandela
– © Metzler & Knudson
Elasmia mandela
– © Metzler & Knudson
Elasmia mandela
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