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930239 – 8174   Apantesis obliterata (Stretch, 1885)

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Synonymy: Arctia obliterata Stretch, 1885
Arctia turbans Christoph, 1892
Taxonomic Notes: Apantesis obliterata (Stretch, 1885), formerly in the genus Holarctia, Systematic Entomology: 41(4): 844-853, includes as a synonym 8174 Apantesis turbans, Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 93 (4): 828.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Ferguson, D.C., 1991. The identity of Arctia obliterata Stretch (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 93 (4): 828-833.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 46.48m; p. 267. Book Review and ordering
  • Ronka, K., J. Mappes, L. Kaila, N. Wahlberg, 2016. Putting Parasemia in its phylogenetic place: a molecular analysis of the subtribe Arctiina (Lepidoptera). Systematic Entomology, 41(4): 844-853.
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  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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