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930087.6 – 7987   Rifargia benitensis (Blanchard, 1971)

Joseph Connors
Distribution: Southern Texas - Miller et al. (2021)
Holotype: Brownsville, TX.
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Synonymy: Heterocampa benitensis Blanchard, 1971
Taxonomic Notes: Rifargia benitensis (Blanchard, 1971), n. comb. in Becker (2014), was formerly in the genus Heterocampa.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Becker, V.O., 2014. Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea). Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
  • 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: 104; pl. A-16, figs. 6, 7; pl. 55, fig. 5 (♂ gen.); pl. 71, fig. 7 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 84, fig. 1 (♀ gen.); pl. L-15, fig. 6 (larva). - order
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Rifargia benitensis
Joseph Connors
Rifargia benitensis
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Rifargia benitensis
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