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Noctuidae
933263.0010881Richia chortalis (Harvey, 1875)
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Distribution: USA: Western CO and eastern NV to Southern AZ, NM and central TX.
Type Locality (chortalis): Texas.
Type Locality (aratrix): Bosque Co., TX.
Type Locality (miniptica): Contepec, Michoacan, Mexico.
Description/
Field Marks:
FWL: 18-22 mm; "first segment of middle tarsus 3 X as long as apical four segments..." (Lafontaine, 2004).
Similar Species:
  • Richia parentalis FWL: 16-19 mm; "First segment of middle tarsus slightly enlarged, 1.5-1.7 X as long as apical four segments" (Lafontaine, 2004).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Agrotis chortalis Harvey, 1875
Agrotis aratrix Harvey, 1875
Agrotis miniptica Dyar, 1927
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Harvey, L.F., 1875. Observations on North American moths. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, 2: 272.
  • Lafontaine, J. D., 2004. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.1: p. 131; pl. F.1-5. order or free PDF
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Richia chortalis
Charles Melton
Richia chortalis
Steve Morris
Richia chortalis
Bruce Walsh
Richia chortalis
35mm – Jim Vargo
Richia chortalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Richia chortalis
Canadian National Collection LG

Richia chortalis
Canadian National Collection LG


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