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890041.2 – 7730.4   Hemileuca menyanthevora Pavulaan, 2020
             Bogbean Buckmoth
Distribution Data for Hemileuca menyanthevora
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Distribution: Canada: Ottawa, ON; USA: Oswego Co., NY, Marquette Co. and Ozaukee Co. WI (Pavulaan 2020).
Holotype: Brennan Beach Camp, Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY.
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Synonymy: Hemileuca menyanthevora Pavulaan, 2020 (ssp. of maia)
Hemileuca iroquois Cryan & Dirig, 2020, “hemispecies”
Taxonomic Notes: Hemileuca menyanthevora Pavulaan, 2020, rev. stat. (St Laurent in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was originally described as a subspecies of maia Drury. This species includes as a new synonym Hemileuca iroquois Cryan & Dirig, 2020 (St Laurent in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Pavulaan, H., 2020. A phenotypic comparison of regional populations of Hemileuca maia (Drury, 1773) with designations of new subspecies (Bombycoidea, Saturniidae, Hemileucinae). Taxonomic Report of the International Lepidoptera Survey, 8(5): 1-16.
  • 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).
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