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Erebidae
930284.008164Arctia alpina (Quensel, 1802)

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Distribution: Canada: YT, NT; USA: AK.
Type locality (alpina): Lappland
Type locality (johanseni): Alaska.
Description/
Field Marks:
See Saldaitis & Ivinskis (2004).
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Synonymy: Bombyx alpina Quensel, 1802
Hyphoraia sibirica Bang-Haas, 1927
Arctia thulea Dalman, 1823
Hyphoraia johanseni Bang-Haas, 1927
Taxonomic Notes: Arctia alpina (Quensel, 1802), transferred from the genus Acerbia n. syn. in Ronka et al. (2016), is represented in North America by the subspecies A. a. johanseni Bang-Haas, 1927. All other subspecies are extralimital to NA.
References
  • Bang-Haas, O., 1927. Horae Macrolepidopterologie regionis palaearcticae. Verlag O. Staudinger & Bang-Haas, 1: I-XXVIII, 1-128 S., Taf. 1-10.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Quenzel [Quensel], 1802. in Acerbi, G., Section XV. Of the insects and testaceous animals of Lapland. Travels through Sweden, Finland, and Lapland, to the North Cape, in the years 1798 and 1799, 2: 254; pl. 1, fig. 4.
  • Ronka, K., J. Mappes, L. Kaila, N. Wahlberg, 2016. Putting Parasemia in its phylogenetic place: a molecular analysis of the subtribe Arctiina (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology, 41(4): 844-853.
  • Saldaitis & Ivinskis, 2004. Some notes about Acerbia alpina with the description of a new subspecies, A. alpina severa (Lepidoptera, Arctiidae). Atalanta, 35(1/2): 91-103.

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