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Noctuidae
931241.009169Bagisara rectifascia – Straight Lined Mallow Moth – (Grote, 1874)

Ken Childs
Distribution: MA to WI and south to FL and TX.
Type Locality: PA, AL.
Similar Species:
  • 9168 B. repanda - Forewing st. line typically meets the inner margin slightly before the anal angle. See distribution. "Male foretibia and forefemur with large, dense, black-tipped scale tufts; outer margin of forewing slightly angulate." (Ferguson, 1997).
  • 9169 B. rectifascia - Forewing st. line typically meets the inner margin at the anal angle. See distribution. "Male foretibia and forefemur without large scale tufts; outer margin of forewing not angulate." (Ferguson, 1997).
  • 9170 B. pacifica - Forewing st. line typically meets the inner margin at the anal angle. See distribution. May require dissection in Texas where rectifascia is also present. "Male foretibia and forefemur without large scale tufts; outer margin of forewing not angulate." (Ferguson, 1997).
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: some specimens may not be sequenced and DNA barcode does not ensure correct identification.
  • Ferguson, D.C., 1997. Review of the new world Bagisarinae with description of two new species from the southern United States (Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 51: 344-357.
  • Grote, A.G., 1874. Descriptions and notes on the Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 16: 242.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
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