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Epidesma Hübner, [1819]
Epidesma Hübner, [1819]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (11): 176, TS: Phalaena ursula Stoll
Trichodesma Hampson, 1898; Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1 : 451 (preocc. Trichodesma Le Conte, 1861 (Coleoptera)), TS: Phalaena ursula Stoll
Desmotricha Hampson, 1911; Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 8 (46) : 396 (repl. Trichodesma Hampson, 1898), TS: Phalaena ursula Stoll

Epidesma ursula (Stoll, [1781])
Surinam, Amazons. See [About maps] Phalaena ursula Stoll, [1781]; in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (29-31): 107, pl. 345, f. E, TL: Surinam
Noctua ursula Stoll, [1781]
Trichodesma ursula ; Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1 : 452, f. 241

Epidesma imitata (Druce, 1883)
Ecuador. See [About maps] Diabaena imitata Druce, 1883; Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1883 : 382, TL: Ecuador
Trichodesma imitata ; Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1 : 452, f. 242

Epidesma obliqua (Schaus, 1898)
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro). See [About maps] Trichodesma obliqua Schaus, 1898; J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 6 : 140, TL: Brazil, Rio Janeiro
Trichodesma obliqua ; Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1 : 453, pl. 15, f. 18

Epidesma uniformis (Hampson, 1898)
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro). See [About maps] Trichodesma uniformis Hampson, 1898; Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1 : 453, pl. 15, f. 19, TL: Brazil, Petropolis

Epidesma demonis (Druce, 1896)
Panama, ..., Peru, .... See [About maps] Eucereon demonis Druce, 1896; Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 18 (103) : 38, TL: Panama, Chiriqui
Episcepsis demonis ; Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1 : 390
Epidesma demonis ; [NHM]
[demonis-1.jpg] 431x312 (~77Kb) Peru: Venado, Junin, 1050m, 25.10.2008, Photo 2009 © Vladimir V. Izerskyy leg.


Epidesma lenaeus (Cramer, [1779])
Mexico, Costa Rica, British Guiana. See [About maps] Sphinx lenaeus Cramer, [1779]; Uitl. Kapellen 3 (17-21): pl. 248, f. G
Episcepsis lenaeus ; Hampson, 1898, Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1 : 385
Epidesma lenaeus ; [NHM]
[lenaeus-1.jpg] 431x297 (~79Kb) Peru: Coviriali, Junin, 665m, 24.4.2008, Photo 2009 © Vladimir V. Izerskyy leg.


Epidesma hypoleuca (Hampson, 1898)
Costa Rica. See [About maps] Episcepsis hypoleuca Hampson, 1898; Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1 : 388, pl. 14, f. 4, TL: Costa Rica, Candelaria Mts
Epidesma hypoleuca ; [NHM]
Misidentified/misapplied:
Heliura lamia; Druce, 1884, in Godman & Salvin, Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Heterocera 1: 74 (part)
[hypoleuca-1.jpg] 431x306 (~81Kb) Peru: Coviriali, Junin, 665m, 21.11.2007, Photo 2009 © Vladimir V. Izerskyy leg.


Epidesma metapolia (Dognin, 1912)
Colombia, ..., Peru, ...?. See [About maps] Desmotricha metapolia Dognin, 1912; Hét. nouv. Am. Sud 5: 8
Epidesma metapolia ; [NHM]
[metapolia-1.jpg] 431x313 (~84Kb) Peru: Rio Venado, Junin, 1050m, 26.10.2008, Photo 2009 © Vladimir V. Izerskyy leg.


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References:
[About maps]
Warning! The maps are automatically generated from the textual information, and the process does not always produce acceptable result; See about maps for more info.
[BCA]
electronic; BIOLOGIA CENTRALI-AMERICANA
[BHL]
The; Biodiversity Heritage Library; and on; Internet Archive; Note: The linking to the content of Internet Archive is somewhat delicate -- notify me when links break!
[HBN]
Francis Hemming, 1937; HÜBNER, A bibliographical and systematic account of the entomological works of Jacob Hübner and of the supplements thereto by Carl Geyer, Gottfried Franz von Frölich and Gottlieb August Wilhelm Herrich-Schäffer, Vol 1 & 2
[NHM]
Natural History Museum; The Global Lepidoptera Names Index
[Vladimir V. Izerskyy]
Vladimir V. Izerskyy; Bombicoidae lepidoptera and Notodontidae of Siberia and Far East; Kiev, 1999


Some related literature:
Cramer, [1779]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) Uitl. Kapellen 3 (17-21): 1-104, pl. 193-252 (1779), (22): 105-128, pl. 253-264 ([1780]), (23-24): 129-176, pl. 265-288 (1780)
Dognin, 1912
Hétérocères nouveaux de l'Amérique du Sud Hét. nouv. Am. Sud 5: 12pp
Druce, 1883
Descriptions of new species of Zygaenidae and Arctiidae Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond. 1883 : 372-384, pl. 39-40
Druce, 1896
Descriptions of some new Genera and Species of Heterocera from Central and Tropical South America Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (6) 18 (103) : 28-42
Druce in Godman & Salvin, 1884
Biologia Centrali-Americana; or Contributions to the Knowledge of the Fauna of Mexico and Central America. Zoology. Lepidoptera. Heterocera Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Heterocera 1: 1-490, 3: pl. 1-101
Hampson, 1898
Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 1: Syntomidae Cat. Lep. Phalaenae Br. Mus. 1 : i-xxi, 1-559, pl. 1-17
Hampson, 1911
Descriptions of new Genera and Species of Syntomidae, Arctiadae, Agaristidae, and Noctuidae Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (8) 8 (46) : 393-445
Hübner, [1819]
Verzeichniss bekannter Schmettlinge, 1816-[1826] Verz. bek. Schmett. (1): [1-3], 4-16 (1816), (2): 17-32 (1819), (3): 33-48 (1819), (4): 49-64 (1819), (5): 65-80 (1819), (6): 81-96 (1819), (7): 97-112 (1819), (8): 113-128 (1819), (9): 129-144 (1819), (10): 145-160 (1819), (11): 161-176 (1819), (12): 177-192 (1820), (13): 193-208 (1820), (14): 209-224 (1821), (15): 225-240 (1821), (16): 241-256 (1821), (17): 257-272 (1823), (18): 273-288 (1823), (19): 289-304 (1823), (20): 305-320 (1825), (21): 321-336 (1825), (22): 337-352 (1825), (23-27): 353-431 ([1825])
Schaus, 1898
New species of Heterocera from tropical America J. N.Y. Ent. Soc. 6 : 138-149
Stoll, [1781]
Uitlandsche Kapellen (Papillons exotiques) in Cramer, Uitl. Kapellen 4 (26b-28): 29-90, pl. 305-336 (1780), (29-31): 91-164, pl. 337-372 (1781), (32-32): 165-252, 1-29, pl. 373-400 (1782)


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