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930078.00 – 7986   Rifargia ditta (Barnes & McDunnough, 1910)
Distribution Data for Rifargia ditta
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Distribution: Arizona - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality (ditta): Santa Catalina Mts., AZ.
Type locality (agapa): Venadio [sic; = Venadillo], Sinaloa, Mexico.
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Synonymy: Heterocampa ditta Barnes & McDunnough, 1910
Disphragis agapa Schaus, 1928
Taxonomic Notes: Rifargia ditta (Barnes & McDunnough, 1910), n. comb. in Becker (2014), was formerly in the genus Heterocampa. Specimens reported as 7999.1 Disphragis captiosa Draudt, 1932, in Leuschner (1992), are identified as this species in Miller et al. (2021), MONA Fascicle 22.1B:105, with captiosa treated extralimital north of Mexico.
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  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1910. New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 42: 212.
  • Becker, V.O., 2014. Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea). Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
  • Leuschner, R., 1992. Occurrence of Disphragis captiosa (Notodontidae) in Arizona. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 46: 159.
  • 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: 105; pl. A-16, figs. 8-10; pl. 55, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 71, fig. 6 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 84, fig. 2 (♀ gen.); pl. L-15, fig. 7 (larva). - order
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