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930517.1n – 8367.01   Tetanolita nr. palligera

DNA - Mark Dreiling
Distribution: USA: CT to UT and TX; MEX: Jalisco - BOLD
Similar Species:
  • 8367 Tetanolita palligera is a western species.
  • 8367.01 Tetanolita nr. palligera ranges from Mexico north to Utah and east to New England. Not reliably identified without dissection or DNA.
  • 8368 Tetanolita floridana is an eastern species. Antenna of male has node within basal third. Otherwise, may not be reliably separated from R. sobrialis but on average tends to have a more irregular median band, a dark patch at the apex and a more contrasting st. line which continues onto the HW.
  • 8387 Renia sobrialis is an eastern species. Antenna of male has node beyond basal third.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Taxonomic Notes: Tetanolita nr. palligera is an undescribed species found in Mexico north to Utah and east to New England, Don Lafontaine (pers., comm., 03/15/2018).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAB7241 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.

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