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930068.4 – 7973   Macrurocampa alpina (Benjamin, 1932)
Distribution Data for Macrurocampa alpina
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Distribution: Southern NM and western TX - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality: Alpine, TX.
Similar Species:
  • Macrurocampa gigantea (Barnes & Benjamin, 1924) is larger and unknown east of western New Mexico.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Litodonta alpina Benjamin, 1932
Taxonomic Notes: Macrurocampa alpina (Benjamin, 1932), 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.
  • 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: 62; pl. A-13, figs. 6-9; pl. 51, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 69, fig. 6 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 81, fig. 2 (♀ gen.); pl. L-12, fig. 1 (larva). - order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 42.7m; p. 250. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Macrurocampa alpina
Brewster Co., TX - Donald Riley
Macrurocampa alpina
- LG(cc) CBG Photog. Grp. (USNM)
Macrurocampa alpina
- 37mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Macrurocampa alpina
- LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.

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