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931236 – 8950   Plusia putnami Grote, 1873
             Putnam's Looper

Tom Murray
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Synonymy: Plusia putnami Grote, 1873
Phytometra barbara Warren, 1913
Plusia conjuncta Matsumura, 1978
Plusia festata Graeser, 1890
Autographa gracilis Lempke, 1966
Chrysaspidia major Chou & Lu, 1979
Phytometra punctistigma Strand, 1917
Phytometra yokohamensis Bryk, 1949
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine, J. D. & R. W. Poole, 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p. 127; pl. 1.54-55. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 50.9f; p. 279. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
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