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Moth - Datana perfusa

Moth - Datana perfusa
Miller Canyon, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona, USA
July 3, 2010
Size: Forewing Length 28 mm
Elevation 5,000. ft.
Oak-Juniper Woodland.

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Moth - Datana perfusa Moth - Datana perfusa

Moved from Datana rotunda.

The taxonomy for species in this genus north of Mexico is pretty much resolved but I can't say that this is the case for BOLD identifications.

now Datana perfusa
Datana perfusa Dyar, 1923 is raised from synonymy of Datana perspicua Grote & Robinson, 1865 to full species status and includes Datana rotundata Draudt, 1934 (note correct spelling) as a new synonym in MONA Fascicle 22.1A (1). Your specimens at BOLD are now identified as Datana perfusa by J.S. Miller, the lead author. Nice!


BOLD DNA Analysis ID changed to D. rotunda on Jan. 22, 2016.
BOLD DNA Analysis ID CMAZA379-10.

Moved to D. rotunda
Do you have a good shot of CMAZ-0824 as well? The BOLD image is pretty shabby.

This species is not included in Pohl's list or in Lafontaine & Schmidt. But David Wagner has apparently identified several from AZ some of which were barcoded.

I’m not sure what to make of the BOLD data. The 7 specimens of Datana rotunda are in BIN BOLD:ACH9674 which includes 107 samples in 10 species. That BIN overlaps with BOLD:AAA7653 which contains 123 samples in 4 species. The two BINs together span ~2% distance. Despite the narrow span, the species listed do appear to fall into separate branches of the taxon tree.

Datana rotunda
An image of CMAZ-0824 had already been posted to BugGuide but had not yet been moved. When I hold specimens to try to get eggs they often get "worn".

Datana chiriquensis confirmed
BOLD DNA Analysis ID CMAZA379-10.

Moved from Datana.

Moved from Moths.

Datana ? : Needs Research
(no rsvp, thanks)

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