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57a0051 – 4668.1   Apoda latomia (Harvey, 1877)
             Western Rectilinea Slug Moth

Steve Nanz
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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 Hodges et al. (1983) (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.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Harvey, L.F., 1877. 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
Apoda latomia
Missy McAllister-Kerr
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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