Halesidota rectilinea Burmeister, 1878: 445

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 rectilinea Burmeister, 1878: 445


Taxon classification Animalia Lepidoptera Erebidae

Halesidota rectilinea Burmeister, 1878: 445  Fig. 8

Current identity.

Biturix rectilinea  (Burmeister, 1878).


Described from an unspecified number of specimens from the interior of the Republic [of Argentina].

Type locality.

Interior of the Republic [of Argentina].


A male syntype included in the Burmeister collection with a square label "rectilinea Burm[eister] Rep[ublic] Arg[entina]" (handwritten by Burmeister), a white label with the inscription “864” and a red label with the inscription "Lectotype ♂ Halesidota rectilinea  designated by Beccacece & Navarro" (Beccacece & Navarro, in press) [MACN]. It is in quite good conditions (Fig. 8).


The label with “864” printed on it is the catalogue number in the database of the MACN.