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930132.1 – 7956   Nycterotis roberta (Dyar, 1909)
Distribution Data for Nycterotis roberta
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Distribution: Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, Hildalgo Co., TX. Many records by Blanchard from 1972-1975 with no records since - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality (roberta): Orizaba, Mexico.
Type locality (placida): Costa Rica.
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Synonymy: Dasylophia roberta Dyar, 1909
Pentobesa placida Schaus, 1910
Pentobesa valta of authors not Schaus, 1901
Taxonomic Notes: Nycterotis roberta (Dyar, 1909) is determined in Miller et al. (2021) to be the true identity of the species listed as "7956 [Pentobesa] valta Schaus, 1901" in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
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  • 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: 221; pl. A-21, figs. 7, 8; pl. 65, fig. 3 (♂ gen.); pl. 77, figs. 2 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 91, fig. 8 (♀ gen.). - order
Nycterotis roberta
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