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640067.002528Vitacea admirandus (Edwards, 1882)
Distribution Data for Vitacea admirandus
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Distribution: Type locality: Texas
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Synonymy: Sciapteron admirandus Edwards, 1882
Tirista argentifrons of authors not Walker, [1865]
Taxonomic Notes: Vitacea admirandus (Edwards, 1882), apparently misplaced in the genus Vitacea, is treated by some authors as a synonym of Tirista argentifrons Walker, [1856], type locality, Oaxaca, Mexico. DNA tested specimens identified as argentifrons from southern Mexico are well separated by barcode from specimens of admirandus from TX and OK. Genitalia comparisons have yet to be made.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Edwards, H., 1882. Descriptions of new species of North American Heterocera. Papilio: The organ of the New York Entomological Club, 2(8): 54.
  • Engelhardt, G.P., 1946. The North American clear-wing moths of the family Aegeridae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 190: 157.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Vitacea admirandus
31mm – Mississippi Entomological Museum
Vitacea admirandus
m. – Texas Lepidoptera Survey

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