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Saturniidae
890017.207723.2Anisota discolor – Ferguson, 1971
Distribution Data for Anisota discolor
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Distribution: Texas - Anisota virginiensis (Drury, 1773) and the related species A. discolor Ferguson, 1971 and A. pellucida (Smith, 1797) are all similar and have been variously treated as separate species, synonyms, or subspecies of a wide-ranging A. virginiensis. Since we cannot independently verify the identities of all specimens representing data points for A. discolor on MPG, all populations are treated together on the map for A. virginiensis.
Similar Species: 7723 A. virginiensis, 7723.1 A. pellucida and 7723.2 A. discolor may not be identifiable by external morphological characters.
Taxonomic Notes: Anisota discolor Ferguson, 1971, described as a subspecies and listed as such in the 1983 Hodges Checklist, is treated as a full species by Kitching et al. (2018).
References
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