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890085.1 – 7770.1   Hyalophora kasloensis (Cockerell, in: Packard, 1914)
Distribution Data for Hyalophora kasloensis
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Distribution: Type locality: Kaslo, BC.
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Synonymy: Samia kasloensis Cockerell, in: Packard, 1914
Taxonomic Notes: Hyalophora kasloensis (Cockerell, in: Packard, 1914), previously considered to be a self-sustaining hybrid population that originated from euryalis x gloveri stock in Tuskes et al. (1996), is treated as a valid species by Kitching & Rougerie et al. (2018). The names parvimacula (Grote, 1903) and rubra (Neumögen & Dyar, 1894) were inadvertently listed as synonyms below kasloensis instead of euryalus in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023) (Ryan St Laurent, pers. comm., 28 December 2023) and are here corrected as synonyms of the latter.
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  • Cockle, J.W., 1908. Notes and news. Entomological gleanings from all quarters of the globe. Entomological News, 19: 340. (as race of rubra)
  • 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: 226. (S. rubra kasloensis, see footnote)
  • 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).
  • Tuskes, P.M., J.P. Tuttle, M.M. Collins, 1996. The wild silk moths of North America: a natural history of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY & London, UK, available in Books to Borrow at Internet Archive.
Hyalophora kasloensis
LG – © Derek Bridgehouse
Hyalophora kasloensis
LG – © Derek Bridgehouse
Hyalophora kasloensis
LG – © Derek Bridgehouse

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