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911258.106826.1Metarranthis mestusata (Walker, 1860)
Distribution Data for Metarranthis mestusata
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Distribution: Type Locality: Trenton Falls, New York; Orilla, West Canada."
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Taxonomic Notes: Metarranthis mestusata (Walker, 1860) is treated as a synonym of 6826 Metarranthis hypochraria (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]) in the 1983 Hodges Checklist. "Unpublished research by D. C. Ferguson and C. Schmidt indicates that mestusata is a valid species." - Chris Schimdt (pers. comm., 2/8/2019).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Walker, F., 1860. Gemeotrites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 21: 154.
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