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931160 – 8103.1   "Afrida" exegens Dyar, 1922

Jim Eckert
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Synonymy: Afrida exegens Dyar, 1922
Taxonomic Notes: "Afrida" exegens Dyar, 1922 is now recognized in North American fauna north of Mexico in Ferguson & Opler (2006) with records from AZ and TX. This species is treated as in misplaced in the genus Afrida by Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys. 40: 130. It belongs to a related genus and awaits revision. The genus Afrida was formerly assigned to the subfamily Arctiinae in Erebidae; current treatment follows Schmidt (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Ferguson, D.C. & P.A. Opler, 2006. Checklist of the Arctiidae (Lepidoptera: Insecta) of the continental United States and Canada. Zootaxa, 1299 1-33.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net

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