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80a1040 – 5236   Laniifera cyclades (Druce, 1895)

Tony Palmer
Distribution: FL, AZ - Mann (1969).
Type locality: Mexico, near Durango City, near Mexico City.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Opuntia spp. (prickly pear)
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pachynoa cyclades Druce, 1895
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Druce, H., 1891-1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera, 2: 220; 3: pl. 61, figs. 12, 13.
  • Mann, J., 1969. Cactus-feeding insects and mites. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 256: 75.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Laniifera cyclades
40mm – Chris Grinter

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