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Limacodidae
57a0092 – 4691   Monoleuca semifascia (Walker, 1855)
             Pin-striped Vermilion Slug Moth

Gary Goss
Genitalia: See Proc. Entom. Soc. Wash., 98: 812-817.
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Synonymy: Limacodes semifascia Walker, 1855
Monoleuca sulfurea Grote, 1880
Taxonomic Notes: Monoleuca semifascia (Walker, 1855) includes as synonyms Monoleuca sulfurea Grote, 1880 (formerly a subspecies of semifascia), Monoleuca erectifascia Dyar, 1925, Monoleuca angustilinea Dyar, 1927, and Monoleuca subdentosa Dyar, 1891 (Epstein & Fiesler in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Becker, V.O. & M.E. Epstein, 1995. 80. Limacodidae. Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Volume 3. Checklist: Part 2. Hyblaeoidea - Pyraloidea - Tortricoidea. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera and Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, FL, 128-133.
  • Epstein, M. E. & V. O. Becker, 1994. Combinations and Synonymies in New World Limacodidae, Megalopygidae, Lasiocampidae and Arctiidae (Lepidoptera). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 10: 289-319.
  • Epstein, M., 1996. A new name and generic placement for the misidentified type species of Epiclea Dyar, 1905 (Lepidopetera, Limacodidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 98: 812-817.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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