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933683 – 11044   Abagrotis brunneipennis (Grote, 1875)
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Synonymy: Agrotis brunneipennis Grote, 1875
Rhynchagrotis adulta of authors not Guenée, 1852
Taxonomic Notes: (Agrotis) brunneipennis Grote, 1875 includes as a synonym Rhynchagrotis adulta of authors, not Guenée, 1852 in Lafontaine (1998). The name adulta Guenée, listed twice in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist) as Sericaglaea adulta and again as Rhynchagrotis adulta with brunneipennis as a junior synonym, was described from an an unpublished painting by John Abbot and is excluded as a nomen dubium by Schmidt (in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
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  • Guenée, M.A., 1852. Noctuelites, 3. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 7: 393.
  • Lafontaine, J. D., 1998. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3: p. 235; pl. 7.23-26. order or free PDF
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Abagrotis brunneipennis
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Abagrotis brunneipennis
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Abagrotis brunneipennis
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Abagrotis brunneipennis
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