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59a0041 – 1046   Callima argenticinctella Clemens, 1860
             Orange-headed Epicallima

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Distribution: Type locality: [Pennsylvania?].
Field Marks:
Possibly a species complex based on multiple BIN groups at BOLD.
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Synonymy: Callima argenticinctella Clemens, 1860
Taxonomic Notes: Callima argenticinctella Clemens, 1860, formerly in the genus Epicallima Dyar, [1903], an unnecessary replacement of Callima Clemens, 1860 which was thought to be a homonym of Callima Herrich-Schäffer, 1858, in turn a misspelling of the name Kallima Westwood, 1849, is returned to Callima in Hodges (1974). The name Epicallima has continued to be used by some authors without justification. Per ICZN Article 33 the name is unavailable so Hodges (1974) stands.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 12: 167.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Hodges, R. W., 1974. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 6.2, p. 110; pl. 7.10-11. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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