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57a0027 – 4620   Triprocris lustrans Beutenmüller, 1894

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Distribution: Holotype: Colorado.
Field Marks:
"Head, body, antennae and all the wings black with a strong metallic steel-blue reflection. Underside of wings same as above. Expanse, 31mm." - Beutenmüller (1894).
Similar Species:
  • Triprocris cyanea Barnes & McDunnough, 1910 is smaller, WS: 23-25mm.
  • Triprocris smithsoniana (Clemens, 1860) is smaller and less metalic.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Triprocris lustrans Beutenmüller, 1894
Taxonomic Notes: Triprocris lustrans Beutenmüller, 1894 was placed in the genus Harrisina in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist). Current generic placement follows Tarmann (1984), Entomofauna Supplement. 2(1): 38, and Tarmann & Drouet (2015), Jour. Lepid. Soc. 69(3), 209-235.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Beutenmüller, W., 1894. On North American moths, with the description of a new species of Triprocris. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 6(18): 365-368.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Tarmann, G. & E. Drouet, 2015. Zygaenidae from French Guiana, with a Key to the Narrow-Winged Zygaenidae Genera of the New World Jour. Lepid. Soc. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 69(3): 209-235.
  • Tarmann, G., 1984. Generische Revision der amerikanischen Zygaenidae mit Beschreibung neuer Gattungen und Arten (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Teil 1. Entomofauna Supplement, 2(1): 1-176.
Triprocris lustrans
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