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930026.1 – 7938.1   Furcula meridionalis (Dyar, 1892)
Distribution Data for Furcula meridionalis
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Distribution: New Mexico and western Texas.
Type locality: El Paso, TX.
Similar Species:
  • 7938 - Furcula nivea has forewing with area between the subterminal band and outer margin uniformly white, not peppered with black scales.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Cerura meridionalis Dyar, 1892
Taxonomic Notes: Furcula meridionalis (Dyrar, 1892), formerly a synonym of 7938 Furcula nivea (Neumögen, 1891), is elevated to full species status, MONA Fascicle 22.1A: 120.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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: 120; pl. A-4, figs. 3, 4 (order).
Furcula meridionalis
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