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Cossidae
53a0004 – 2699.1   "Zeuzera" masoni Schaus, 1892

Benjamin Hutchins
Genitalia: See Yakovlev et al., (2019).
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Synonymy: Zeuzera masoni Schaus, 1892
Taxonomic Notes: "Zeuzera" masoni Schaus, 1892, rev. comb., prov. pl. in Young in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) (2023), is recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico from Texas in Blanchard & Knudson (1985). This species was transferred to the genus Psychonoctua in Blanchard & Knudson (1985) and then to Aramos in Schoorl (1990:125). In synonymizing Aramos with Brypoctia, Yakovlev, et al. (2019:408) excluded masoni from both Brypoctia and Psychonoctua leaving it's placement undetermined.
References
  • Blanchard, A. & E.C.Knudson, 1985. Psychonoctua masoni (Schaus), new combination (Lepidoptera: Cossidae: Zeuzerinae), redescription and first records from Texas and USA. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 87: 426-431; figs. 1-16
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Schoorl, J.W., 1990. A Phylogenetic Study on Cossidae (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) Based on External Adult Morphology. Zoologische Verhandelingen, 263: 1-295.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Yakovlev, R.V., F. Penco and T. Witt, 2019. Review of the Genus Brypoctia Schoorl, 1990 (Lepidoptera, Cossidae) with Descriptions of Five New Species from Central and South America. Entomological Review, 99(3): 407-415. PDF

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