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930445.5 – 8271.7   Uranophora leucotelus ([Butler], 1876)

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Distribution: Type locality: Presidio, Mexico.
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Synonymy: Napata leucotelus [Butler], 1876
Napata venezuelensis Klages, 1906
Taxonomic Notes: Uranophora leucotelus ([Butler], 1876), first described by Walker (1854:232) as a variety of terminalis Walker without a subspecific name, is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico, reported from Hidalgo County, TX 1/13/2013, 2013 Season Summary, News Lepid. Soc., 56(S1):106. In an oversight, Hampson (1898) included the type species of both genera under Napata but Uranophora has precedence. This error has been repeated by many authors since.
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  • Butler, A.G., 1876. On the Subfamilies Antichlorinae and Charideinae of the Lepidopterous Families Zygænidæ and Arctiidæ. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 12(63): 408–433.
  • Hampson, G.F., 1898. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, 1: 411.
  • Walker, F., 1854. Lepidoptera Heterocera. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 1: 232.
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