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931253.009070Amyna stricta – Eight-spot Moth – (Walker, 1858)

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Similar Species: Very similar in appearance to Amyna bullula - 9069. Forbes (1954) describes A. axis as having a forewing with an even outer margin, while A. bullula's forewing is sharply bent at the middle of the outer margin and concave above.
Taxonomic Notes: Amyna stricta (Walker, 1858) is raised from synonymy of 9070 Amyna axis (Walker, 1858) [= 9070 Amyna octo Guenée, 1852 in the 1983 Hodges Checklist] to full species status, ZooKeys. 527: 138. Amyna axis is extralimital to North America.
References
  • Forbes, W.T. 1954. Lepidoptera of New York and Neighbouring States, Noctuidae, Part III. Cornell University Press.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys, 527: 127-147.
  • Species Page at BOLD Barcoding Project
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Data compiled and contributed by Christi Jaeger, MEM from references cited.

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