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931768 – 10037   Catabenoides terminellus (Grote, 1883)

male - Maury Heiman - female [T]
Distribution: Type locality (terminellus): Texas.
Type locality (candida): Beeville, Texas
Similar Species:
  • Catabenoides insularis is found in Florida.
  • Catabenoides vitrina is found in Florida.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Adipsophanes terminellus Grote, 1883
Homohadena candida Smith, 1900
Taxonomic Notes: Catabenoides terminellus (Grote, 1883): The true identities of this species and it's synonym candida Smith, 1900 are unclear and will remain so until the type specimens can be dissected and/or DNA sequenced. This species is represented at BOLD by BINs BOLD:ABW8287, a member of the "insularis group" with specimens from TX to AZ, and BOLD:AAB4195, a member of the "vitrina group" with specimens from TX to CA. Both BINs are here treated as terminellus pending further study. (notes based on Troubridge (2020) and Jim Troubridge (pers. comm., 9/28/2021).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB4195
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABW8287
  • 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.
  • Dyar, H.G., 1908. Note on some American Cochlidiiae, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 10: 31.
  • Grote, A.R., 1883. New species and notes on structure of moths and genera. The Canadian Entomologist, 15: 132.
  • Smith, J.B., 1900. A hundred new moths of the family Noctuidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 22: 478.
  • 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 terminellus
Randy Hardy [T]
Catabenoides terminellus
Randy Hardy [T]
Catabenoides terminellus
Carol Wolf [T]
Catabenoides terminellus
- 25mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Catabenoides terminellus
- 22mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Catabenoides terminellus
- LG – Jim Troubridge
Catabenoides terminellus
- 22mm – Jim Vargo
Catabenoides terminellus
- 22mm – Jim Vargo

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