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Notodontidae
930077.007985Rifargia subrotata (Harvey, 1874) – Small Heterocampa

Jim Hoover
Distribution: Coastal US west to WI and TX - Miller et al. (2021) Type locality (subrotata): Central Alabama.
Type locality (superba): San Antonio, TX.
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Synonymy: Heterocampa subrotata Harvey, 1874
Heterocampa celtiphaga Harvey, 1874
Heterocampa superba Edwards, 1885
Taxonomic Notes: Rifargia subrotata (Harvey, 1874), n. comb. in Becker (2014), was formerly in the genus Heterocampa.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Becker, V.O., 2014. Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea). Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
  • Edwards, H., 1884 [1885]. Apparently new species of North American Heterocera. Papilio: The organ of the New York Entomological Club, 4(7-8): 121.
  • Harvey, L.F., 1874. New Phalaenoid Moths . Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, 1: 263; pl. 11, fig. 2, 4 (subrotata), 3 (celtiphaga).
  • 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: 101; pl. A-16, figs. 1-3; pl. 55, fig. 3 (♂ gen.); pl. 71, fig. 3 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 83, fig. 7 (♀ gen.); pl. L-15, figs. 3, 4 (larva). - order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 42.12m; p. 250. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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