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933105 – 10552   Trichopolia incincta (Morrison, 1875)
             Banded Quaker
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Distribution: Type locality: Illinois.
Field Marks:
See ZooKeys, 421: 139-179.
Genitalia: See ZooKeys, 421: 139-179.
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Synonymy: Mamestra incincta Morrison, 1875
Eriopyga acalus Hampson, 1905
Orthodes akalus Strecker, 1898
Orthodes coloradensis McDunnough, 1938
Eriopyga daviesi Barnes & Benjamin, 1927
Taeniocampa indra Smith, 1906
Agrotis saturnus Strecker, 1900
Graphiphora smithii Dyar, 1904
Taeniocampa utahensis Smith, 1888
Taxonomic Notes: Trichopolia incincta (Morrison, 1875), n. comb., was formerly in the genus Protorthodes (n. syn. of Trichopolia) (Schmidt in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). This species includes as synonyms P. utahensis and akalus (Schmidt & Anweiler in Pohl et. al. 2010) and daviesi, indra, saturnus and smithii( Lafontaine & Schmidt 2010).
  • 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, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Lafontaine, D., J. Walsh & C. Ferris, 2014. A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini). ZooKeys, 421: 139-179.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. Descriptions of new Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 156.
  • 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).
  • Pohl, G.R., G.G. Anweiler, B.C. Schmidt, & N.G. Kondla, 2010. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada. ZooKeys, 38: 1-549.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 56.20m; p. 306. Book Review and ordering [synonym]
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Trichopolia incincta
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Trichopolia incincta
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Trichopolia incincta
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Trichopolia incincta
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