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890068.1 – 7754.2   Agapema dyari Cockerell, 1914

Brewster Co., TX - Jim & Lynne Weber
Distribution: Trans-Pecos region of western Texas and southern New Mexico - Peigler & Kendall (1993).
Type locality: Chihauhua, Mexico.
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Synonymy: Agapema dyari Cockerell, 1914
Taxonomic Notes: Agapema dyari Cockerell, 1914, rev. stat. (St Laurent in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was originally described as a subspecies of Agapema anona (Ottolengui, 1903) and later raised to full species status in Peigler & Kendall (1993), then returned to subspecies status is Kitching et al. (2018). Work by Rubinoff & Doorenweerd (2020) supported a return to full species status.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Kitching, I., R. Rougerie, A. Zwick, C. Hamilton, R. St Laurent, S. Naumann, L. Ballesteros Mejia, A. Kawahara, 2018. A global checklist of the Bombycoidea (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Biodiversity Data Journal, 6: e22236.
  • Packard, A.S., 1914. Monograph of the bombycine moths of North America, part 3 (edited by T. D. A. Cockerell). Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, 12: 159; pl. 59, figs. 5 ♂, 6 ♀.
  • Peigler, R.S. & R.O. Kendall, 1993. A review of the genus Agapema (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Proceedings of the Denver Museum of Natural History, 3(3): 1-22.
  • 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).
  • Rubinoff, D.C. & C. Doorenweerd, 2020. Systematics and Biogeography Reciprocally Illuminate Taxonomic Revisions in the Silkmoth Genus Saturnia (Lepidoptera: Saturniidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 74(1): 1-6.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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