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932839.00 – 10233.1   Anarta fusculenta (Smith, 1891)

Bob Martin
Similar Species:
  • Anarta crotchii and Anarta fusculenta are easily confused. Examination of genitalia is required. A. crotchii is not presently known in southern California south of Yosemite.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Mamestra fusculenta Smith, 1891
Taxonomic Notes: Anarta fusculenta (Smith, 1891), formerly placed in the genus Discestra, n. comb. and n. status in Mustelin (2006), Zootaxa, 1278: 1-47, was previously treated as a subspecies of 10233 Anarta crotchii.
Anarta fusculenta
35mm – Jim Vargo
Anarta fusculenta
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