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930098.1 – 8005.1   Schizura obligata (Dyar, 1919)

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Distribution: Southern AZ - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality: Zacualpán, Mexico.
Similar Species:
  • Schizura ipomaeae Doubleday, 1841 is believed to be absent in southern AZ; best separated by genitalia.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Dicentria obligata Dyar, 1919
Taxonomic Notes: Schizura obligata (Dyar, 1919), rev. sat. in Miller et al. (2021), was previously treated as a synonym of Ianassa limosoides (Schaus) in Becker (2014). This species is is misidentified in many collections as S. ipomaeae.
  • 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: 124; pl. A-16, figs. 38-40; pl. 57, fig. 1 (♂ gen.); pl. 72, fig. 2 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 85, fig. 3 (♀ gen.); pl. L-16, figs. 9, 10 (larva). - order
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net

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