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Notodontidae
930108.008015Ianassa coloradensis (Edwards, 1885)

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Distribution: USA: UT, CO, AZ, NM, eastern TX - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality (coloradensis): Denver, CO., Salt Lake, UT.
Type locality (cerriben): Zacualpán, Mexico.
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Synonymy: Janassa lignicolor var. coloradensis Edwards, 1885
Dicentria cerriben Dyar, 1915
Taxonomic Notes: Ianassa coloradensis (Edwards, 1885), n. comb. in Becker (2014), formerly placed in the genus Oligocentria, includes as a new synonym Ianassa cerriben (Dyar, 1915) in Miller et al. (2021).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Becker, V.O., 2014. Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea). Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
  • Edwards, H., 1885. New Bombycidae from Colorado. Entomologica Americana, 1: 17.
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2021. Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 164; pl. A-18, figs. 28-30; pl. A-19, figs. 1-4; pl. 60, figs. 4, 5 (♂ gen.); pl. 74, figs. 2a, 3a (♂ tergum 8), 2b, 3b (♂ sternum 8); pl. 88, fig. 1 (♀ gen.); pl. L-19, figs. 3-5 (larva). - order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 42.16m; p. 251. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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