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91a1205 – 6725   Euchlaena muzaria (Walker, 1860)

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Distribution: Type locality: Trenton Falls, NY.
Genitalia: See key in Forbes (1948:74). Valvae less elongate and setose patch on the inner face of the cucullus shorter and wider than in obtusaria Hübner.
Similar Species:
  • Euchlaena obtusaria (Hübner, [1813]) shows only slight genitalic differences and is not supported by DNA barcode as a separate species. Hugh McGuinness (in lit., 2023) suggests that obtusaria might just be a small form with the genitalic differences explained by allometry. Forbes, 1948:76) notes, "Hardly more than a race..."
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Endropia muzaria Walker, 1860
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAA9920 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Forbes, W.T.M., 1948. The Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Part II. Geometridae, Sphingidae, Notodontidae, Lymantriidae. Cornell University Agriculture Experimental Station Memoirs, 274: 76; figs. 87, 97.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1860. Gemeotrites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 21: 154.
Euchlaena muzaria
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Euchlaena muzaria
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Euchlaena muzaria
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