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930006.1 – 7898.1   Clostera luculenta (Edwards, 1886)
Distribution Data for Clostera luculenta
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Distribution: Type locality: "Whitings, N. Indiana".
Similar Species:
  • 7898 Clostera strigosa has wings less washed out than and oblique line slightly wavy or jagged.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Ichthyura luculenta Edwards, 1886
Taxonomic Notes: Clostera luculenta (Edwards, 1886), originally described as a variety of 7898 Clostera strigosa (Grote, 1882), is raised to full species status, MONA Fascicle 22.1A: 64.
  • Edwards, H., 1886. Notes on North American Zygaenidae and Bombycidae with descriptions of new forms. Entomologica Americana, 2: 10.
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2018. Drepanoidea, Doidae; Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part): Pygaerinae, Notodontinae, Cerurinae, Phalerinae, Periergosinae, Dudusinae, Hemiceratinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1A: 64; pl. A-1, figs. 24, 25 (order).
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