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Notodontidae
930126.007950Elasmia cave – Metzler, 2011

DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Distribution: Southwest NM south to eastern and south central TX.
Holotype: Eddy Co., NM.
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Taxonomic Notes: Elasmia cave Metzler, 2011, sp. n., includes as a synonym Elasmia insularis of authors not (Grote, 1866); Elasmia insularis (Grote, 18660), comb. n., a species described from Cuba, is extralimital. Zookeys, 149: 56.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Metzler, E. & E.C. Knudson, 2011. A new species of Elasmia Möschler from New Mexico and Texas, and a new subspecies of Elasmia mandela (Druce) from Texas and Oklahoma (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae, Nystaleinae). Zookeys, 149: 51-67.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Elasmia cave
DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Elasmia cave
DNA - © Mark Dreiling
Elasmia cave
37mm - LG – © Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Elasmia cave
– © Metzler & Knudson
Elasmia cave
– © Metzler & Knudson
Elasmia cave
37mm - LG – © Jim Vargo

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