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931767 – 10036   Catabenoides vitrina (Walker, 1857)

Cayman Islands - © Gary J. Goss
Distribution: USA: Florida.
Type locality (vitrina): Dominican Republic.
Type locality (divisa): Cuba.
Similar Species:
  • Catabenoides insularis is separated by DNA barcode and genitalia; females lack the black streak from base of forewing to apex found in vitrina.
  • Catabenoides terminellus and a similar cryptic species are found in Texas and states west to California and into Mexico.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Laphygma vitrina Walker, 1857
Callierges divisa Herrich-Schäffer, 1868
Taxonomic Notes: Catabenoides vitrina (Walker, 1857), transferred from the genus Catabena by Poole in Becker & Miller (2002), includes as a synonym 10038 Catabenoides divisa in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015), ZooKeys, 527: 139.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ACK3449 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Becker V.O. & S.E. Miller, 2002. The large moths of Guana Island, British Virgin Islands: A survey of efficient colonizers (Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Noctuidae, Arctiidae, Geometridae, Hyblaeidae, Cossidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 56(1): 44.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Troubridge, J.T., 2020. A new genus and 37 new noctuoid species from peninsular Florida and the Keys (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea). Insecta Mundi, 0789: 1-56.
Catabenoides vitrina
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Catabenoides vitrina
LG – © Jim Troubridge

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