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931105.2 – 8968.1   Marathyssa pyrastis (Hampson, 1905)

Roy Morris LG
Distribution: USA: FL.
Similar Species:
  • Marathyssa furcata (Walker, 1865) is found in TX to AZ.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Eutelia pyrastis Hampson, 1905
Penicillaria furcata of authors not Walker, 1865
Taxonomic Notes: Marathyssa pyrastis (Hampson, 1905), rev. stat. (Lafontaine & Schmidt 2010) was previously treated as a synonym of Marathyssa furcata (Walker, 1865); new combination following Zahiri et al. (2023), was formerly in the genus Eutelia.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Zahiri, R., J.D. Holloway, J. Rota, B. C. Schmidt, M.J. Pellinen, I. Kitching J., S.E. Miller & N. Wahlberg, 2023. Evolutionary history of Euteliidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea). Systematic Entomology , 48(3): 445-462.
Marathyssa pyrastis
LG – Jim Troubridge
Marathyssa pyrastis
32mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Marathyssa pyrastis
– Texas Lepidoptera Survey

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