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80a1004 – 5286   Salbia mizaralis (Druce, 1899)

[T] - Joseph Montes de Oca
Distribution: USA: FL.
Type locality: Volcan de Chiriqui, Panama.
Field Marks:
FW: 8-9 mm; overall color is darker than S. tytiusalis, males have a small, indistinct antennal scale tuft (or maybe two). - James Hayden (12/14/2020).
Similar Species:
  • Salbia tytiusalis is smaller, FWL: 6mm, and lighter - James Hayden (12/14/2020).
  • Salbia melanobathrum is smaller, FWL = ~6 mm; male with jet-black antennal tufts - James Hayden (12/14/2020).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Hedylepta? mizaralis Druce, 1899
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Druce, H., 1891-1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera, 2: 558; pl. 101, fig. 10.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Salbia mizaralis
[T] - Steve Morris
Salbia mizaralis
[T] - Steve Morris
Salbia mizaralis
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