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Saturniidae
890068.2 – 7754.3   Agapema platensis Peigler & Kendall, 1993
Distribution Data for Agapema platensis
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Distribution: Edwards Plateau andSouth Texas Plains - Peigler & Kendall (1993).
Holotype (♂) and allotype (♀): Kickapoo Cavern State Natural Area, Kinney Co, TX.
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Synonymy: Agapema platensis Peigler & Kendall, 1993
Taxonomic Notes: Agapema platensis Peigler & Kendall, 1993, 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.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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.
  • 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).
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– Texas Lepidoptera Survey

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