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850006.1 – 6238   Thyatira superba Barnes, 1901

Charles W. Melton
Distribution: USA: Arizona.
Type locality: Huachuca Mts., AZ.
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Synonymy: Thyatira superba Barnes, 1901
Thyatira mexicana of authors, not Edwards, 1884
Taxonomic Notes: Thyatira superba Barnes, 1901, rev. stat. (Schmidt in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023), was formerly treated as a synonym of Thyatira mexicana Edwards, 1884, a species extralimital north of Mexico.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) (mexicana) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAH4922 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Barnes, W., 1901. Descriptions of some new species of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 33: 55.
  • 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).
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 27.6m; p. 202. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Thyatira superba
Charles W. Melton
Thyatira superba
Valerie G. Bugh
Thyatira superba
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