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80a1102 – 5123.1   Cangetta violescentalis (Hampson, 1895)

Joseph Montes de Oca
Distribution: USA: Florida.
Type locality (violescentalis): Greenland.
Type locality (micralis): Runaway Bay,Jamaica.
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Synonymy: Syngamia violescentalis Hampson, 1895 Deuterophysa micralis Hampson, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Cangetta violescentalis (Hampson, 1895), n. comb., was formerly in the genus Deuterophysa and includes as a synonym Cangetta micralis (Hampson, 1907); generic placement follows the treatment of micralis in Hayden & Dickel (2014). (Hayden & Scholtens in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023)
  • Hampson, G.F., 1895. On the Geometridae, Pyralidae, and allied families of Heterocera of the Lesser Antilles. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (ser. 6) 16: 337.
  • Hampson, G.F., 1907. Descriptions of new species of Pyralidae of the subfamilies Hydrocampinae and Scoparianae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (ser. 7) 19: 7.
  • Hayden, J,E. & T.S. Dickel, 2014. New North American records of Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera: Crambidae, Pyralidae) from southern Florida. Insecta Mundi, 0361: 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).
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Cangetta violescentalis
LG – James Hayden
Cangetta violescentalis
LG – James Hayden

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