Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1322833

Intractable Quaker
Himella fidelis

Observation date: April 22, 2022
Submitted by: lassa8
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: None.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: April 24, 2022
Coordinator notes: Now <i>Kocakina fidelis</i> (Grote, 1874), formerly in the genus <i>Himella</i> Grote, 1874, a junior homonym of <i>Himella</i> Dallas 1852, is transferred to <i>Kocakina</i> (Özdikmen & Seven, 2006) (replacement name), a genus which includes as a synonym <i>Orthimella</i> (Schmidt & Lafontaine, 2018) (unnecessary replacement name). This name was synonymized with <i>Himella intractata</i> (Morrison, 1874) in the 1983 Hodges Checklist which regarded the publication year of <i>fidelis</i> to be 1875. The synonymy was reversed in Poole (1989) - Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys, 40:154.
Checklist region(s): United States, Maryland, Montgomery County