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931000.108673.2Toxonprucha scitior (Walker, 1865)

- DNA - © Ann Hendrickson
Distribution: Hill Country of Texas (Schmidt, et al., 2018).
Type locality: Honduras.
Similar Species:
  • Toxonprucha excavata (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 scitior Walker, 1865
Taxonomic Notes: Toxonprucha scitior (Walker, 1865), removed from the synonymy of "Toxonprucha" diffundens Walker, 1858 by inference in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015), ZK 527: 137, and more formally treated as a full species in Schmidt, Lafontaine & Troubridge (2018), ZK 788: 246, based on DNA barcode and other observable differences, is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico, Texas.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • 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.
  • Schmidt, B.C., J.D. Lafontaine & J.T. Troubridge, 2018. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico IV. ZooKeys, 788: 241-252.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1865. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 33: 880.
Toxonprucha scitior
- DNA - © Ann Hendrickson
Toxonprucha scitior
- DNA - © Ann Hendrickson
Toxonprucha scitior
- DNA - © Ann Hendrickson
Toxonprucha scitior
DNA - [02-SRNP-10536] – © Janzen & Hallwachs

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