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91a0851 – 6454.1   Glena kirkwoodaria Sperry, 1952
Distribution Data for Glena kirkwoodaria
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Distribution: USA: AZ, southeastern NM (Rindge 1965).
Holotype: Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mts., AZ.
Field Marks:
See Sperry (1952:72) and Rindge (1965:301).
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Synonymy: Glena mcdunnougharia kirkwoodaria Sperry, 1952
Taxonomic Notes: Glena kirkwoodaria Sperry, 1952, n. stat., is elevated to full species from subspecies of Glena mcdunnougharia Sperry, 1952 (Schmidt & McGuinness in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). Originally described by Sperry as a local variety [of interpunctata], Rindge would later incorrectly changed the authorship and date when he elevated it to subspecies.
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  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Rindge, F.H., 1965. A revision of the Nearctic species of the genus Glena (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 129(3): 267-306.
  • Sperry, J.L., 1952. Notes on the genus Glena Hulst and description of new species (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 51: 72.
Glena kirkwoodaria
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