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931176 – 8895   Rachiplusia ou (Guenée, 1852)
             Gray Looper

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  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Plusia ou Guenée, 1852
Plusia fratella Grote, 1874
Phytometra ouana Strand, 1917
Phytometra ouella Strand, 1917
Plusia pedalis Grote, 1875
Plusia tenaculum Guenée, 1852
  • 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. & R. W. Poole, 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p. 58; pl. 1.21-22. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 49.28m; p. 277. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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