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91a0560 – 7347   Stamnodes formosata (Strecker, 1878)

Charles Melton
Distribution: US: southeastern AZ, western TX, CO.
Type locality (formosata): Rio Florida, [Colorado].
Type locality (dryadata): Colorado
Type locality (sponsata): near Hot Springs, Las Vegas, NM.
Field Marks:
Represented at BOLD by two BINs: BOLD:AAF2597, BOLD:ACE7212 (Matson 2023).
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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Marmopteryx formosata Strecker, 1878
Marmopteryx dryadata Hulst, 1880
Marmopteryx sponsata Grote, 1882
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAF2597
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ACE7212
  • Matson, T.A., 2023. A review of Mexican Stamnodes (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) with the description of 16 new species. European Journal of Taxonomy, 911: 1-79.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 32.32m; p. 226. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Strecker, H., 1878. Heterocera. in E.H.Ruffner (1878), Explorations and surveys in the Department of the Missouri. Annual report of the chief of engineers, Appendix SS: 1864.
Stamnodes formosata
27mm – Jim Vargo - dorsal
Stamnodes formosata
27mm – Jim Vargo - ventral

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