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931000 – 8673.1   Toxonprucha excavata (Walker, 1865)

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Distribution: USA: TX, AZ, FL.
Type locality (excavata): "St. Domingo".
Type locality (amoena): Puerto Rico.
Type locality (minuscula): "St. Domingo".
Similar Species:
  • Toxonprucha scitior (Walker, 1865) is best separated by genitalia or DNA barcode.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Homoptera excavata Walker, 1865
Toxonprucha amoena Möschler, 1890
Celaena diffundens of authors not Walker, 1858
Homoptera minuscula Walker, 1865
Taxonomic Notes: Toxonprucha excavata (Walker, 1865) includes as a synonyms 8673.1 Toxonprucha diffundens of authors; (not Walker, 1858) and T. amoena Möschler, 1890 in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015), ZooKeys, 527: 137.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1865. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 33: 879.
Toxonprucha excavata
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Toxonprucha excavata
DNA - © Ann Hendrickson
Toxonprucha excavata
DNA - © Ann Hendrickson
Toxonprucha excavata
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Toxonprucha excavata
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Toxonprucha excavata
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