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931785.6 – 10044   Sympistis acuna (Barnes, 1907)
Distribution Data for Sympistis acuna
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Distribution: Type locality (acuna): San Antonio, TX.
Type locality (adustus): San Antonio, TX.
Similar Species:
  • Oxycnemis gracillinea (Grote, 1881) tends to be less contrastingly marked.
  • Leucocnemis variabilis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 typically has hind wings pale smoky brown.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Oxycnemis acuna Barnes, 1907
Oxycnemis adustus Smith, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: Sympistis acuna (Barnes, 1907), n. comb., was formerly in the genus Oxycnemis (Schmidt in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barnes, W., 1907. New species of North America Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 39: 67.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Smith, J.B., 1907. New species of Noctuidæ for 1907. No. 1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 33: 139.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Sympistis acuna
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