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931019.008686Zale strigimacula – (Guenée, 1852)

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Taxonomic Notes: Zale strigimacula (Guenée, 1852), known only from southern TX and south, is returned to the list (Schmidt & Lafontaine, per. comm., 8/1/2017) after having previously been removed in Lafontaine & Schmidt 2015. The identity of this species is tentatively fixed based in part on type locality. (It is possible that 8686.2 Zale sp. nr. strigimacula is true Z. strigimacula, however, that species is unknown from Brazil.) Records from TX previously identified as Z. obsita refer to this species or 8686.2 Zale sp. nr. strigimacula. Reports of Z. strigimacula from FL refer to 8685 Zale sp. nr. erilda, an undescribed species seemingly related to Z. erilda from Puerto Rico. (Z. strigimacula is tentatively represented at BOLD in BIN BOLD:AAD0033 under the name Z. strigimacula.)
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