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Species Virbia marginata - Hodges#8121.1

Mating Tiger Moths - Virbia marginata - male - female
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Arctiina
Genus Virbia
Species marginata (Virbia marginata - Hodges#8121.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Virbia marginata (Druce, 1885)
Eubaphe marginata Druce, 1885
Explanation of Names
Virbia marginata (Druce, 1885), previously removed from the list due to a lack of any verifiable records, is tentatively returned based on specimens from southern TX with barcodes close to those of specimens from Guatemala, and compared to the holotype of V. marginata from the same region, Chris Schmidt (pers. comm. 11/20/2017).
Cameron County, TX
Type locality: Guatemala
Print References
Druce, 1885. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera. 1: 136, pl. 13, fig. 8