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930610.5 – 8547   Rusicada privata (Walker, 1865)
             Hibiscus-leaf Caterpillar

Tom Murray
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Synonymy: Gonitis privata Walker, 1865
Gonitis commoda Butler, 1878
Rusicada griseolineata Warren, 1913
Rusicada subfulvida Warren, 1913
Taxonomic Notes: Rusicada privata (Walker, 1865), formerly in the genus Anomis, Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015), ZooKeys, 527: 135, includes as a synonym 8547 Anomis commoda, Sugi et al. (1992).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
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