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931542 – 10216   Opsigalea blanchardi Todd, 1966

Terry Hibbitts
Distribution: Type locality: Alpine TX.
Genitalia: See Todd (1966).
Similar Species:
  • Opsigalea ocellata is larger, FWL = ~23 mm vs. ~17 mm for blanchardi.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Opsigalea blanchardi Todd, 1966
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Poole, R. W., 1995. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1: p. 74; pl. 3.17-18. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at The Noctuidae of North America by Robert W. Poole ( - archived page access (go to a year prior to 2020 and select a blue circled date from the calendar).
  • Todd, E.L., 1966. A new species of Opsigalea Hampson from Texas . Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 68: 149-151; figs. 1, 5-7.
Opsigalea blanchardi
Jane & John Balaban
Opsigalea blanchardi
Robin McLeod
Opsigalea blanchardi
35mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Opsigalea blanchardi
Paratype – Robert W. Poole

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