Heads up: Some or all of the identifications affected by this split may have been replaced with identifications of Heterocampa umbrata. This happens when we can't automatically assign an identification to one of the output taxa. Review identifications of Heterocampa umbrata 210609

Taxonomic Split 124047 (Committed on 09-03-2023)

Heterocampa pulverea was raised from synonymy with H. umbrata in Miller et al. 2021. H. umbrata is confirmed in Florida and coastal Georgia, while H. pulverea is the widespread species in Texas to northern Florida and north to Manitoba and Newfoundland. The species in Mexico and Central America was not addressed and will need reidentification.

Miler et al 2021 is MONA Fascicle 22.1B: http://www.wedgefoundation.org/publications_paypal.asp
Moth Photographers Group: https://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?phylo=930082.1, https://mothphotographersgroup.msstate.edu/species.php?phylo=930082

Added by treichard on 08 March, 2023 13:50 | Committed by treichard on 09 March, 2023
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Don't commit this taxon split! The atlases are not yet finalized.

Posted by treichard 3 months ago (Flag)

@k8thegr8 @paul_dennehy Would you take a look at the Atlases (linked above the map, next to the output taxa, in Green) and see if they would handle all the umbrata records correctly? The ranges are highlighted in green, not the red squares.

When this split is committed, umbrata IDs on a record falling within only the pulverea range will change to pulverea, those falling only within the umbrata range will remain umbrata, and those falling within the range of both or outside the range of both will be bumped up to the umbrata group and will need individual reidentification. I don't know which species is in Arizona, Mexico, and Central America.

Posted by treichard 3 months ago (Flag)

Neither species occurs in Arizona; that was a misidentified H. averna, which I just corrected. Neither is known from Central America, and the group hasn't been resolved in Mexico, so I bumped those back to genus (I doubt most of them were even this pair). All the observations left should be taken care of by the atlases by the looks of things.

Posted by paul_dennehy 3 months ago (Flag)

Looks good to me. We pretty much only expect H. umbrata in Florida at the moment. =)

Posted by k8thegr8 3 months ago (Flag)

Thanks for reviewing. I consider the atlases final now.

Posted by treichard 3 months ago (Flag)

Thanks for working on this. =)

Posted by k8thegr8 3 months ago (Flag)

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