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91a1301 – 6936   Eusarca packardaria (McDunnough, 1940)
             Packard's Eusarca

© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Distribution: Holotype: Dallas, TX.
Allotype: Broken Bow, OK.
Similar Species:
  • Euchlaena detractaria Barnes & McDunnough, 1916, a southwestern species, is separated by locality.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Apicia packardaria McDunnough, 1940
Apicia distycharia of authors not Guenée, [1858]
Taxonomic Notes: Eusarca packardaria (McDunnough, 1940) includes as a synonym Eusarca distycharia of authors; (not Guenée, [1858]) by Schmidt & McGuinness (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), a treatment inferred by McDunnough (1940) and apparently overlooked by Ferguson (in Hodges et al. 1983).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAF6117 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • McDunnough, J.H., 1940. New North American Geometridae with notes, III. The Canadian Entomologist, 72(5): 90-103.
  • 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).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Eusarca packardaria
© Lynette Schimming [T]
Eusarca packardaria
© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Eusarca packardaria
29mm - LG – © Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Eusarca packardaria
23mm – © Jim Vargo

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