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930102 – 8009   Coelodasys apicalis Grote & Robinson, 1866
             Plain Schizura

Gary J. Goss
Distribution: Canada: NS to MB; USA: ME west to NE and south to FL and LA - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality: "Eastern States".
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Synonymy: Coelodasys apicalis Grote & Robinson, 1866
Taxonomic Notes: Coelodasys apicalis Grote & Robinson, 1866, n. comb. in Miller et al. (2021), was formerly in the genus Schizura.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • 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: 136; pl. A-17, figs. 22-24; pl. 58, fig. 3 (♂ gen.); pl. 72, fig. 10 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 86, fig. 3 (♀ gen.); pl. L-17, fig. 6 (larva). - order
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Coelodasys apicalis
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