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930068.3 – 7972   Macrurocampa gigantea (Barnes & Benjamin, 1924)

Charles Melton
Distribution: AZ, southeast NM - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality: Palmerlee, AZ.
Similar Species:
  • Macrurocampa alpina (Benjamin, 1932) is smaller and unknown west of eastern New Mexico.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Litodonta gigantea Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
Taxonomic Notes: Macrurocampa gigantea (Barnes & Benjamin, 1924), n. comb. in Miller et al. (2021), was formerly in the genus Litodonta.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barnes, W. & F.H. Benjamin, 1924. Notes and new species. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 5(3): 178.
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2021. Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 61; pl. A-13, figs. 2-5; pl. 44, fig. 6 (wing venation); pl. 51, fig. 5 (♂ gen.); pl. 69, fig. 5 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 81, fig. 1 (♀ gen.); pl. L-11, figs. 9, 10 (larva). - order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 42.8m; p. 250. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Macrurocampa gigantea
Jim Vargo
Macrurocampa gigantea
43mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Macrurocampa gigantea
40mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Macrurocampa gigantea
Charles Melton LG
day 42 - 33mm
Macrurocampa gigantea
Charles Melton LG
day 37 - 37mm
Macrurocampa gigantea
Charles Melton LG
day 27 - 20mm
Macrurocampa gigantea
Charles Melton LG
day 12 - 8mm

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