A revision of the moth genus Animomyia (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates ; no. 2554

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New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History
"The genus Animomyia is revised for the first time. Until now the females have been unknown. They are described for smithii; the members of this sex are flightless as they have greatly reduced wings. One of the three species now ascribed to the genus is placed in synonymy (increscens Dyar under morta Dyar). Seven species (dilatata, statuta, arenae, hardwicki, turgida, nuda, and minuta) and one subspecies (smithii magna) are described as new. Keys and photographs are presented for the males of all species. Relationships with other genera are discussed; the genus is placed in the Nacophorini. The genus is restricted in its distribution to xerophytic areas from southern California to western Texas, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, extending south into the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California; there is an apparently geographically isolated species that occurs in the sand dunes area of southwestern Saskatchewan"--P. 3.
23 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 22-23).