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Crambidae
801255.105177.1Apogeshna acestealis (Walker, 1859)

© David E. Reed
Distribution: USA: Florida.
Type locality: Dominican Republic, St. Domingo.
Type locality (phaerusalis): Honduras
Type locality (sagralis): Mexico, Vera Cruz, Atoyac; Tabasco, Teapa. Panama, Chiriqui; Volcan de Chiriqui, 2000–3000 ft.
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Synonymy: Samea acestealis Walker, 1859
Asopia phaerusalis Walker, 1859
Apogeshna phoerusalis of authors, [no date]
Blepharomastix sagralis Druce, 1895
Taxonomic Notes: Apogeshna acestealis (Walker, 1859), elevated from synonymy of 5177 Apogeshna stenialis (Guenée, 1854) in Munroe (1995:64), is now recognized within the North American fauna, collected in 2013 from Florida by Jim Vargo.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Munroe, E.G., 1995. Crambidae (Crambinae, Schoenobiinae, Cybalomiinae, Linostinae, Glaphyriinae, Dichogaminae, Scopariinae, Musotiminae, Midilinae, Nymphulinae, Odontiinae, Evergestinae, Pyraustinae). In J.B. Heppner (ed.), The Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 2. Association for Tropical Lepidoptera and Scientific Publishers, Gainesville, 3: 34-79.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 17: 352 (acestealis).
  • Walker, F., 1859. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 17: 368 (phaerusalis).
Apogeshna acestealis
© David E. Reed
Apogeshna acestealis
© Greg Raterman
Apogeshna acestealis
© Jeff Hollenbeck
Apogeshna acestealis
© James Hayden
Apogeshna acestealis
15mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Apogeshna acestealis
LG – © Jim Vargo

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