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930458.1n – 8280.1   Cosmosoma achemon (Fabricius, 1781)

- Joseph Montes de Oca
Distribution: Caribbean, Central and South America.
Type locality: Jamaica.
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Synonymy: Zygaena achemon Fabricius, 1781
Taxonomic Notes: Cosmosoma achemon (Fabricius, 1781) was tentatively added to the list based on a single specimen from Monroe Co., FL, photographed on 6/10/2021 by Joseph Montes de Oca, a likely stray or stow away. This species is listed as excluded by Schmidt (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). It's inclusion here is for reference only.
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  • Fabricius, J.C., 1781. Species Insectorum Exhibentes Eorum Differentia Specifica, Synonyma Auctorum, Loca Natalia, Metamorphosin Adiectis, Observationibus, Descriptionibus. Species insectorum, 2: 162.
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