Halesidota trifasciata Burmeister, 1878: 446

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: 71

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Halesidota trifasciata Burmeister, 1878: 446


Taxon classification Animalia Lepidoptera Erebidae

Halesidota trifasciata Burmeister, 1878: 446  Fig. 9

Current combination.

Tessellota trifasciata trifasciata  (Burmeister, 1878).


Described from a single male from Buénos-Ayres [Buenos Aires].

Type locality.

Buénos-Ayres [Buenos Aires].


In the Berg collection there is a male specimen with a label “Cumtypo/comparat.” and another label representing the flag of Argentina without any indication. It could be the holotype specimen; it is in moderate to good conditions with the right antenna missing (Fig. 9).


The specimen is associated with a label "trifasciata Burm[eister] R[epublic] A[rgentina]" (handwritten by Burmeister).