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931773 – 10172   Pseudacontia crustaria (Morrison, 1875)

Chuck Sexton
Distribution: Type locality (crustaria): Nebraska.
Type locality (cansa): Hamilton County, KS.
Type locality (louisa): Sabine Parish, LA.
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Synonymy: Tarache crustaria Morrison, 1875
Pseudacontia cansa Smith, 1908
Pseudacontia louisa Smith, 1908
Taxonomic Notes: Pseudacontia crustaria (Morrison, 1875) includes as a synonym 10171 P. louisa and 10173 P. cansa, ZooKeys, 527: 139.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Notes on the Noctuidae, with descriptions of certain new species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 27: 70.
  • Smith, J.B., 1908. New species and genera of the Lepidopterous family Noctuidae for 1907 (Part II). Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 18(2): 119-120.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
Pseudacontia crustaria
Type - AMNH - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Pseudacontia crustaria
Gary Anweiler
Pseudacontia crustaria
23mm – Jim Vargo
Pseudacontia crustaria
23mm – Jim Vargo

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