Halysidota infucata Berg, 1882: 216

Beccacece, Hernan M., Vincent, Benoit & Navarro, Fernando R., 2014, The type-material of Arctiinae (Lepidoptera, Erebidae) described by Burmeister and Berg in the collection of the Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales Bernardino Rivadavia (Buenos Aires, Argen, ZooKeys 421, pp. 65-89: 72

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Halysidota infucata Berg, 1882: 216


Taxon classification Animalia Lepidoptera Erebidae

Halysidota infucata Berg, 1882: 216  Fig. 11

Current identity.

Leucanopsis infucata  (Berg, 1882), a junior subjective synonym of Leucanopsis leucanina  (Felder & Rogenhofer, 1874).


Described from a single male from "Territorios de las Misiones" (Province of Misiones, Argentina).

Type locality.

"Territorios de las Misiones" (Province of Misiones, Argentina).


In the Berg collection there is a male specimen with a blue label “Misiones” / a red label with the inscription “TYPUS,” a white label with the inscription “Typus,” a white label with the inscription" Halysidota infucata  Berg" (handwritten by Berg). This specimen is therefore the holotype. It is in rather poor conditions with no abdomen and the apices of the forewings are missing (Fig. 11).


This species was synonymized with Leucanopsis leucanina  from Colombia ( Felder and Rogenhofer 1874) by Hampson (1901: 166). Based on the analysis of habitus and the type locality of both taxa, we conclude that these species are different and therefore we propose the following recombination: Leucanopsis infucata  (Berg, 1882), stat. rev.