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A revision of the moth genera Meris and Nemeris (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2710

Show simple item record Rindge, Frederick H. en_US 2005-10-06T18:14:46Z 2005-10-06T18:14:46Z 1981 en_US
dc.description 28 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 28). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The genus Meris is revised for the first time. A study showed that the group was heterogeneous, as two very different types of genitalia, venation, and antennae were represented in the included species. When a second genus is recognized, the resulting split of the species will form two morphologically homogeneous groups; as no name was available, Nemeris, new genus, with type species Diastictis speciosa Hulst, is proposed. Relationships between the two genera are discussed; Meris has more apomorphic characters than does Nemeris. Keys are given to the species of both groups, based on male and female genitalia. All species are described, and both the adults and their genitalia are illustrated; distributional data are given for all species. The following species are described as new: Nemeris percne (Arizona), N. sternitzkyi (Arizona), Meris paradoxa (Arizona), M. patula (Montana), and M. cultrata (Arizona). Nemeris mexicola (Dyar) is a new combination, and Meris albocrenulata Cassino is placed as a synonym of Nemeris speciosa (Hulst), new combination. The members of Nemeris occur from Colorado and Utah to the Distrito Federal, Mexico, and those of Meris from southern British Columbia and southern Alberta to Arizona and New Mexico"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2710 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2710, 1981 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Meris (Moth) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nemeris en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Moths -- North America en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- North America en_US
dc.title A revision of the moth genera Meris and Nemeris (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2710 en_US
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  • American Museum Novitates
    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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