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930611.5 – 8554.5   Dinumma deponens Walker, 1858

© Anne-Marie Woods
Distribution: NY and PA south to FL and LA. (Introduced)
Type locality: "Hindostan" ["British India" prior to the "Partition of India of 1947"].
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Synonymy: Dinumma deponens Walker, 1858
Dichonia bipunctata Motschulsky, 1860
Amphipyra largeteaui Oberthür, 1884
Taxonomic Notes: Dinumma deponens Walker, 1858, is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico, a specimen collected by P. Dennehy and J. Adams from Georgia, Lafontaine & Schmidt (2013), ZooKeys, 264: 229, 233.
  • Adams, J.K., P. Van Zandt, T. Neal, 2013. Dinumma deponens, Walker 1858 (Erebidae) is here to stay. News of the Lepidopterists' Society, 55(4): 176-177.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2013. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 264: 227-236.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1857. Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 15: 1806.
Dinumma deponens
© Maya Shikhman
Dinumma deponens
© Jim Eckert
Dinumma deponens
© Ken Childs
Dinumma deponens
LG – © James Adams

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