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930087.15 – 7993   Cecrita lunata (Edwards, 1884)

Hugh McGuinness
Distribution: UT, CO, AZ, NM - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality: AZ.
Similar Species:
  • Cecrita plumosa (Edwards, 1886) is best separated by genitalia where ranges overlap.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Heterocampa lunata Edwards, 1884
Taxonomic Notes: Cecrita lunata (Edwards, 1884), n. comb. in Becker (2014), was formerly in the genus Heterocampa.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Becker, V.O., 2014. Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea). Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2021. Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 96; pl. A-15, figs. 25-27; pl. 55, fig. 1 (♂ gen.); pl. 71, fig. 1 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 83, fig. 5 (♀ gen.); pl. L-15, figs. 1, 2 (larva). - order
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 42.13m; p. 250. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Cecrita lunata
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Cecrita lunata
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Cecrita lunata
48mm - LG – Jim Vargo
Cecrita lunata
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day 22 - 23mm
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day 11 - 9mm
Cecrita lunata
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day 6 - 6mm

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