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Taxonomic Survey of the International Lepidoptera Survey (April 1, 2020) 8(5): 1-16

Also available at https://lepsurvey.carolinanature.com/ttr/ttr-8-5.pdf

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Following refinement of the type locality of Hemileuca maia to the Long Island Pine Barrens of New York State by the author (Pavulaan, 2020), an evaluation of phenotypic characters of regional populations of H. maia is presented. The Long Island population is the nominotypical subspecies. Populations in southeastern coastal New England and offshore islands are presently considered nominotypical maia. However, several continental inland populations show evidence of subspecific variation. Four new subspecies are designated. Detailed phenotypic information of other interior regions is lacking.