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Limacodidae
660026.104668.1Apoda latomia (Harvey, 1875) – Western Rectilinea Slug Moth

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Synonymy: Limacodes latomia Harvey, 1877
Apoda maxima Dyar, 1927
Taxonomic Notes: Apoda latomia (Harvey, 1877), formerly treated as a subspecies of 4668 Apoda rectilinea (Grote & Robinson, 1868) in the 1983 Hodges Checklist, is elevated back to full species and is regarded by some authors as a senior synonym of 4666 Apoda maxima Dyar, 1927 by Epstein & Adams (2009: 163) in Powell & Opler.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Harvey, L.F., 1875. Descriptions of new Limacodes. The Canadian Entomologist, 9: 75.
  • Neumoegen, B. & H.G. Dyar, 1894. A preliminary revision of the Bombyces of America north of Mexico. Part 4. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 2(1): 74.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.44m; p. 163. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Apoda latomia
- USNM 86163 - CO - LG
California State Collection of Arthropods
Apoda latomia
22mm - NM – Jim Vargo
Apoda latomia
28mm - TX - LG – Jim Vargo

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