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57a0024 – 4631   Triprocris smithsoniana (Clemens, 1860)

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Distribution: Type locality: Texas
Field Marks:
"The entire insect is greenish black; immaculate." - Clemens, (1860). Forewing veins R2 and R3 are separate and not stalked - Barnes & McDunnough (1910).
Similar Species:
  • Triprocris lustrans Beutenmüller, 1894 is larger, WS: 31mm.
  • Triprocris cyanea Barnes & McDunnough, 1910 has forewing veins R2 and R3 stalked and not separate - Barnes & McDunnough (1910).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Procris smithsoniana Clemens, 1860
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1910. New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 18(3): 149-162.
  • Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 12: 162.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 21.10m; p. 162. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Triprocris smithsoniana
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