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Syntype of Hesperumia ochreata  
  Lectotype of Hesperumia ochreata

Date Collected:

[date unknown] prior to 1873-12-31

North America: United States: Nevada: Storey | Virginia City

Current Identification
Animalia Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Pterygota Lepidoptera Glossata Heteroneura Geometroidea Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini
Common Name(s): Sulphur Moth
Determiner: Frederick H. Rindge in 1905
Nature of ID: revised taxonomy
Previous Identifications
Hesperumia ochreata Packard 1873
Animalia Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Pterygota Lepidoptera Glossata Heteroneura Geometroidea Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini
Determiner: Frederick H. Rindge in 1905
Nature of ID: type ID
Remarks: lectotype designation
Hesperumia ochreata Packard 1873
Animalia Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Pterygota Lepidoptera Glossata Heteroneura Geometroidea Geometridae Ennominae Boarmiini
Determiner: Alpheus S. Packard, Jr. in 1905
Nature of ID: type ID

Rindge 1974, page 12, Lectotype of Hesperumia ochreata Packard 1873 “Packard described ochreata from "1 ♂, 2♀, Sierra Nevada, Cal., and Nevada (Edwards)." There are two specimens labeled types in the collection of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. One is a male in excellent condition from "California," bearing Henry Edwards's number 1363; in Edwards's catalogue at the American Museum of Natural History the entry for this number says "Hesperumia ochreata Packd., Santa Clara Co., [California], June (H. Edwards), taken by beating bushes in pine forests." The second specimen is a somewhat rubbed female, labeled "Nevada" and Henry Edwards's number 2856. The catalogue entry for this number reads "Hesperumia ochreata Packd., Virginia [City], Nevada, Santa Clara Co. [California], July (H. Edwards), in bushy places; =1363." The third specimen has not been located; there are two males and one female in the American Museum of Natural History labeled Nevada, number 2856, but none bear a type label. As the data on the male in the Museum of Comparative Zoology do not agree with those published in the original description, it is thought advisable to designate the female as lectotype; it is MCZ 14602.”
Media of type text, Packard 1873. Description:Packard (1873) Proc. Bos. Soc. Nat. Hist. 16: 13-40

(Media Record)(media file)

Packard 1873 Description: Packard (1873) Proc. Bos. Soc. Nat. Hist. 16: 13-40

Media of type text, Rindge 1974. Description:Rindge (1974) AMNH Nov. 2561: 1-24

(Media Record)(media file)

Rindge 1974 Description: Rindge (1974) AMNH Nov. 2561: 1-24

  • collector number: Edwards 2856
  • type number: 14602

Part Condition Disposition Count
whole animal (mounted) good, tentative unknown 1 History

Attribute Value Determination On
sex Female By: Frederick H. Rindge

  • None

  • Labels: "Desig. Rindge, 1974; Nevada; A. S. Packard type."

  • None

  • Continent:
  • North America
  • Country:
  • United States
  • State/Province:
  • Nevada
  • County:
  • Storey
  • Specific Locality:
  • Virginia City
  • Verbatim Locality:
  • Nevada; 2856
  • Georeference:
  • 39.3096340, -119.64962 (Error radius: 4458m) By: Patrick McCormack on 2020-08-24 (Source: GEOLocate)
  • Datum:
  • WGS84
  • Coordinates Entered As:
  • decimal degrees
  • Collecting Source:
  • wild caught
  • Began Date / Ended Date:
  • 1700-01-01 / 1873-12-31
  • Verbatim Date:
  • [no verbatim date data]
  • Collecting Event Remarks:
  • Locality and date inferred from publication data and Edwards catalogue. -RLHawkins, 2020-06-29
  • Collector:
  • Henry Edwards

  • Preparator:  [no agent data]

Media of type text, Entomology 14587;14588;14589;14590;14591;14592;14593;14594;14595;14596;14597;14598;14599;14600;14601;14602;14603;14604;14605;14606;14607;14608;14609;14610;14611;14612;14613;14614;14615;14616;14617;14618;14619;14620;14621;14622;14623;14624;14625;14626;14627;14628;14629;14630;14631;14632;14633;14634;14635;14636;14637;14638;14639;14640;14641;14642;14643;14644;14645;14646. Description:MCZ Entomology Coleoptera 010001-017196, pg.78

(Media Record)(media file)

Ledger page for: Entomology Description: MCZ Entomology Coleoptera 010001-017196, pg.78

  • [Masked]

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