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931253 – 9070   Amyna stricta (Walker, 1858)
             Eight-spot Moth

© Mark Dreiling - DNA
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.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Poaphila stricta Walker, 1858
Amyna axis of authors not Guenée, 1852
Celaena flavigutta Walker, 1858
Perigea octo of authors not Guenée, 1852
Segetia orbica Morrison, 1875
Chytoryza tecta Grote, 1876
Taxonomic Notes: Amyna stricta (Walker, 1858) is raised from synonymy of 9070 Amyna axis (Walker, 1858) [= 9070 Amyna octo Guenée, 1852 in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist)] to full species status in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015), ZooKeys, 527: 138. Amyna axis is extralimital to North America.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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.
  • Morrison, H.K., 1875. List of a collection of Texas Noctuidae, with descriptions of the new species. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 17: 216.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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