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80a1057 – 5178.5   Nacoleia charesalis (Walker, 1859)

Peter Homann
Distribution: FL but apparently spreading north to SC and west to TX.
Type locality: Borneo
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Synonymy: Botys charesalis Walker, 1859
Sylepta [sic] argillitis Turner, 1937
Psara delhommealis Legrand, 1966
Botys molusalis Walker, 1859
Lampridia? vetustalis Strand, 1918
Taxonomic Notes: Nacoleia charesalis (Walker, 1859) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico (Florida), News Lepid. Soc. 57(1): 8-10.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hayden J.E., & J. Troubridge, 2015. Nacoleia charesalis (Walker) spreading in Florida. News of the Lepidopterists' Society, 57(1): 8-10.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Nacoleia charesalis
Peter Homann
Nacoleia charesalis
Greg Raterman
Nacoleia charesalis
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