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80a1053 – 5116   Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta (Dyar, 1913)

[T] - CA - Mark Dreiling
Distribution: Type locality: Mexico City, Mexico.
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Synonymy: Pyrausta xanthocrypta Dyar, 1913
Taxonomic Notes: Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta (Dyar, 1913) may be a name applied to two species, Powell & Opler (2009). The holotype is from Mexico City but specimens from California were included in the type series. BOLD specimens from Texas were identified by Eugene G. Munroe. BOLD specimens from FL were identified by Bernard Landry.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Dyar, H.G., 1913. Descriptions of new Lepidoptera, chiefly from Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 44(1951): 319.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 23.18m; p. 178. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta
CalPhotos – Jerry Powell
Loxostegopsis xanthocrypta
15mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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