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Erebidae
931019.008686Zale strigimacula (Guenée, 1852)

© Ann Hendrickson
Distribution: Texas to Brazil
Type locality: Brazil.
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Taxonomic Notes: Zale strigimacula (Guenée, 1852), known only from southern TX and south, is returned to the list in Schmidt, Lafontaine & Troubridge (2018), ZooKeys, 788: 246, after having previously been removed in Lafontaine & Schmidt 2015.

The identity of this species is tentatively fixed based in part on type locality, Brazil, and is represented at BOLD in BIN group BOLD:AAD0033. (It is possible that 8686.2 Zale sp. nr. strigimacula is true Z. strigimacula, however, that species is unknown from Brazil.) Records from TX previously identified as Z. obsita refer to this species or 8686.2 Zale sp. nr. strigimacula.

Reports of Z. strigimacula from FL refer to 8685 Zale viridans of authors not (Guene?e, 1852), an undescribed species seemingly related to Z. erilda from Puerto Rico.
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, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Schmidt, B.C., J.D. Lafontaine & J.T. Troubridge, 2018. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico IV. ZooKeys, 788: 241-252.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Zale strigimacula
© Ann Hendrickson LG
Zale strigimacula
LG – © Jim Troubridge

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