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930975 – 8585   Epidromia lienaris (Hübner, 1823)
Distribution Data for Epidromia lienaris
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Distribution: USA: AZ, southern FL.
Type locality: Surinam.
Similar Species:
  • Epidromia pannosa Guenée, 1852 typically has a more undulating am. line but this character is not diagnostic. Males are best separated by the wide prominent yellow streak extending from the cell to the outer margin on the underside of the forewing. Females are best separated by association with males but typically have a more tapered abdomen. (Note: females in this genus have abdomens more tapered that males.)
  • Epidromia rotundata Herrich-Schäffer, 1869 typically have forewing more falcate. Males have rounded hindwing, outer margin not angled medially.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Hemeroblemma lienaris Hübner, 1823
Ophiusa profana Walker, 1858
Taxonomic Notes: Epidromia lienaris (Hübner, 1823), n. comb. in Becker (2001), includes as a synonym E. profana (Walker, 1858) in Lafontaine & Dickel (2008), a name formerly listed as a synonym of E. poaphilodes (Genée, 1852) in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist).
  • 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:AAA3449 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Becker, V.O., 2001. The identity of Hemeroblemma lienaris Hübner and a review of the Neotropical moths of the pannosa-complex of Epidromia Guenée (Noctuidae, Catocalinae). Revista Brasileira de Zoologia, 18(3): 961-964.
  • Hübner, J., 1823. Zuträge zur Sammlung exotischer Schmettlinge, [2]: 17; pl. [49], figs. 277, 276.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & D.S. Dickel, 2008. Review of the Genus Epidromia in North America (Noctuidae: Catocalinae). Lepidoptera Novae, 1: 109-115.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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Epidromia lienaris
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Epidromia lienaris
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