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933124 – 10573   Ulolonche disticha (Morrison, 1875)

[T] - Steve Morris
Distribution: Type locality: Waco, TX.
Similar Species:
  • Ulolonche dilecta (Edwards, 1885) tends to have a smooth look, not rough or mottled with more distinct am. pattern as typical disticha. Dissection required; DNA barcode is apparently not definitive.
  • Ulolonche fasciata Smith, [1888] has a smooth medial line. Dissection required; DNA barcode is apparently not definitive.
  • Cryptic, possibly undescribed species represented at BOLD by BINs BOLD:ABZ0725, BOLD:ABZ0723, and BOLD:ADG1993.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Caradrina disticha Morrison, 1875 Orthosia disticha Grote, 1875
Taxonomic Notes: Ulolonche disticha (Morrison, 1875) includes as a synonym Orthosia disticha Grote, 1875 in Beccaloni et al. (2003 [accessed 20 April 2024]), a treatment overlooked in Schmidt (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023) in which the two names were listed as distinct valid species. Grote (1875) noted that they might be conspecific. Pending further study, the synonymy in Beccaloni et al. is followed at MPG.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:ABZ0724 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Beccaloni, G., Scoble, M., Kitching, I., Simonsen, T., Robinson, G., Pitkin, B., Hine, A. & Lyal, C. (Editors), 2003. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index (LepIndex). World Wide Web electronic publication. index card [accessed 20 April 2024]. (disticha Grote)
  • Grote, A.R. & C.T. Robinson, 1875. Descriptions of North American moths. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 5: 114.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. List of a collection of Texas Noctuidae, with descriptions of the new species. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 217.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 56.21m; p. 306. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Ulolonche disticha
[T] Charles Melton
Ulolonche disticha
[T] Carol Wolf
Ulolonche disticha
30mm – Jim Vargo
Ulolonche disticha
26mm – Jim Vargo
Ulolonche disticha
gen. (nr. disticha?) - 29mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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