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930126.1 – 7950.1   Elasmia mandela (Druce, 1887)
Distribution Data for Elasmia mandela
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Distribution: USA: Hidalgo and Cameron Co., TX - Miller et al. (2021)
Holotype (mandela): Presidio, Mexico.
Holotype (santaana): Santa Ana Refuge, Hidalgo Co., TX.
Similar Species:
  • Elasmia cave Metzler, 2011
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Synonymy: Edema mandela Druce, 1887
Elasmia mandela santaana Metzler & Knudson, 2011
Taxonomic Notes: Elasmia mandela (Druce, 1887) is now recognized within the North American fauna. The nominate race occurs south of the U.S. while E. m. santaana Metzler & Knudson 2011, n. subsp., Zookeys, 149: 60-64, is found in the southern tip of Texas.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Metzler, E. & E.C. Knudson, 2011. A new species of Elasmia Möschler from New Mexico and Texas, and a new subspecies of Elasmia mandela (Druce) from Texas and Oklahoma (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae, Nystaleinae). Zookeys, 149: 51-67.
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2021. Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 203; pl. A-20, figs. 18, 19; pl. 63, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 76, fig. 6 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 90, fig. 7 (♀ gen.); pl. L-21, fig. 5 (larva). - order
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Elasmia mandela
Hidalgo Co. TX - © Lucie Bruce
Elasmia mandela
holotype (santaana) - LG – © Metzler & Knudson
Elasmia mandela
- paratype (santaana) - LG – © Metzler & Knudson

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