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930140.1 – 8027   Truncaptera inopinata (Draudt, 1932)

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Distribution: USA: Pima and Santa Cruz Cos., AZ. - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality: Colima, Mexico.
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Taxonomic Notes: Truncaptera inopinata (Draudt, 1932), n. comb. (n. gen.) in Becker (2014:22), is recognized by Becker as the true identity of the species formerly treated as 8027 Lirimiris truncata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1856) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist). Truncata now considered extralimital north of Mexico.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Becker, V.O., 2014. Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea). Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
  • Draudt, M., [1932]. Die Amerikanischen Spinner und Schwärmer. In Seitz, Die Gross-Schmetterlinge des Amerikanischen Faunengebietes, 6: 944.
  • 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: 245; pl. A-21, figs. 32, 33; pl. 67, fig. 4 (♂ gen.); pl. 78, figs. 3 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 93, fig. 3 (♀ gen.); pl. L-23, fig. 10 (larva). - order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 42.28m; p. 252. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Truncaptera inopinata
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Truncaptera inopinata
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