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Geometridae
91a0043 – 7093   Protoproutia laredoata (Cassino, 1931)

[T] - DNA - Ann Hendrickson
Distribution: Holotype: Laredo, TX.
Description/
Field Marks:
All identifications are tentative. There are two BIN groups for the genus at BOLD: BOLD:ABW8292 with specimens matching the original description of laredoata and BOLD:ABA1188 with specimens matching the original description of rusticaria. The true identity of each is unclear. It is also unclear if size or genitalia is useful.
Similar Species:
  • Protoproutia rusticaria typically is smaller, WS: ~16mm vs. ~20mm, and has basal two-thirds of hind wings lighter with lines more defined.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acidalia laredoata Cassino, 1931
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABW8292
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Cassino, S.E., 1931. New Geometridae. The Lepidopterist, 5(2): 16.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Protoproutia laredoata
[T] - DNA - Ann Hendrickson
Protoproutia laredoata
[T] - TX - LG – Jim Vargo
Protoproutia laredoata
[T] - TX - LG – Jim Vargo

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