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Notodontidae
930067.007975Macrurocampa marthesia (Cramer, 1780) – Mottled Prominent

Cindy Mead
Distribution: Caution: A single range map dot for a Canadian province may represent records without specific location data.
Canada: NL to MB; USA: ME east to MN and south to FL and TX. Range "aligns with that of eastern deciduous trees." - Miller et al. (2021).
Type locality (marthesia): Virginia.
Type locality (elongata): "Atlantic District", PA.
Type locality (manitobensis): Aweme, MB.
Type locality (nigra): Pittsburgh, PA
Type locality (tessella): "Middle States".
Type locality (turbida): Wilmington, DE.
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Synonymy: Phalaena marthesia Cramer, 1780
Heterocampa elongata Grote & Robinson, 1867
Fentonia marthesia var. manitobensis McDunnough, 1932
Fentonia marthesia ab. nigra Chermock, 1929
Lochmaeus tessella Packard, 1864
Cerura turbida Walker, 1865
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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: 55; pl. A-12, figs. 34-36; pl. 44, fig. 5 (wing venation); pl. 51, fig. 1 (♂ gen.); pl. 69, fig. 1 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 80, fig. 5 (♀ gen.); pl. L-11, figs. 4 (larva). - order
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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