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930491.008343Zanclognatha minoralis of authors, not Smith, 1895
Distribution Data for Zanclognatha minoralis of authors,
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Taxonomic Notes: Zanclognatha minoralis of authors, not Smith, 1895 refers to some specimens from southeastern US thought to be Z. minoralis, TL: Long Island, NY, [possibly erroneous], a species removed from the list in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) because the identity of the type specimen could not be confirmed. Minoralis is part of the Z. theralis complex which also includes deceptricalis, gypsalis and inconspicualis, all listed as synonyms by Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010). The number of valid species in that complex is unknown, Wagner & McCabe (2011), ZooKeys, 149: 99. Z. minoralis of authors may represent two or more species in the the theralis complex.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • 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.
  • Smith, J.B., 1895. Contributions toward a monograph of the insects of the Lepidopterous family Noctuidae of the boreal North America. A revision of the deltoid moths. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 48: 1-129.
  • Wagner, D.L. & T.L. McCabe, 2011. A new Zanclognatha from eastern North America and a preliminary key to the larvae of the genus (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Herminiinae). ZooKeys, 149: 89-101.
Zanclognatha minoralis of authors,
Mississippi Entomological Museum
Zanclognatha minoralis of authors,
Mississippi Entomological Museum

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