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A revision of the moth genus Mericisca (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 149, article 4

Show simple item record Rindge, Frederick H. en_US 2005-10-06T14:23:17Z 2005-10-06T14:23:17Z 1972 en_US
dc.description p. 343-406 : ill., maps ; 27 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 405-406). en_US
dc.description.abstract "The geometrid moths heretofore assigned to the genera Mericisca Hulst, Tracheops Hulst, Parapheromia McDunnough, and Merisma McDunnough were studied from the United States. The Mexican fauna was also examined for speices that belong to this group. These studies show that the above four groups are not distinct on a generic level, even though each one forms a small and compact group of species. Consequently they have been placed as subgenera of Mericisca. In addition, it was necessary to erect the new subgenus Puebla for two Mexican species. The moths assigned to Mericisca are distributed from Wyoming and the southern Rocky Mountain states and western Texas in the United States, south to the temperate, mountainous regions of Mexico as far as the State of Chiapas and vicinity. A total of 24 species are included in the genus. Nine are described in this revision as new; of these, eight are from Mexico and one is from Arizona and new Mexico. The genus, all subgnera, and each species are described; distributional information is given for all species insofar as known. Keys are given for all subgenera and species. The adults and their genitalia are figured"--P. 345. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York : [American Museum of Natural History] en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History ; v. 149, article 4 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QH1 .A4 vol.149, art.4, 1972 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mericisca en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Moths -- Southwestern States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Moths -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Moths -- Wyoming en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Southwestern States en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Mexico en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Insects -- Wyoming en_US
dc.title A revision of the moth genus Mericisca (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). Bulletin of the AMNH ; v. 149, article 4 en_US
dc.title.alternative Moth genus Mericisca en_US
dc.type text en_US

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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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