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931405 – 9188.1   Semixanthia tapa (Anweiler & Schmidt, 2010)

Jim Eckert
Distribution: Southeast AZ.
Type locality: Ash Canyon, Huachuca Mts., Cochise Co., AZ.
Genitalia: ZooKeys, 39: figs. 24, 31.
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Synonymy: Charadra tapa Anweiler & Schmidt, 2010
Trisuloides pata of authors not Druce, 1894
Taxonomic Notes: Semixanthia tapa (Anweiler & Schmidt, 2010), n. sp., ZooKeys, 39: 166, is transferred from the genus Charadra to Semixanthia Anweiler & Schmidt, 2020, n. gen., in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020), MONA Fascicle 25.4: 52.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2010. American species of Charadra Walker, with a revision of the Charadra pata (Druce) group (Noctuidae, Pantheinae). ZooKeys, 39: 161-181.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 52; pl. A-4 (adult), figs. 4-8; pl. 11, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 32, fig. 1 (♀ gen.) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Semixanthia tapa
Jim Eckert
Semixanthia tapa
38mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Semixanthia tapa
40mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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