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933252 – 10701   Dichagyris ruckesi (Barnes & Benjamin, 1927)
Distribution Data for Dichagyris ruckesi
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Distribution: USA: TX, CO.
Type locality: "near Alpine, Texas."
Field Marks:
Frontal protuberance is diagnostic, Lafontaine (2004), MONA Fascicle, 27.1:116; pl. 2, fig. 6.
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Synonymy: Mesembragrotis ruckesi Barnes & Benjamin, 1927
Taxonomic Notes: Dichagyris ruckesi: Formerly placed in the genus Mesembragrotis.
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  • Barnes, W. & F.H. Benjamin, 1927. New Phalaenidae (Lepid.). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 4(1): 4.
  • Lafontaine, J. D., 2004. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.1: p. 116; pl. E.11-13. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Dichagyris ruckesi
28mm – Jim Vargo
Dichagyris ruckesi
frontal protuberance - LG – Jim Vargo

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