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931434 – 9214   Acronicta falcula (Grote, 1877)
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Tom Murray
Distribution: Type locality: Illinois.
Similar Species:
  • 9214 A. falcula, 9215 A. parallela and some populations of 9218 A. mansueta may not be separated by observable characteristics.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Apatela falcula Grote, 1877
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta falcula (Grote, 1877) formerly included as synonyms 9215 A. parallela and 9218 A. mansueta, Zookeys, 149: 153.
  • 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. & B.C. Schmidt, 2011. Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. Zookeys, 149: 145-161.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 50.38m; p. 283. Book Review and ordering [synonym]
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 185; pl. A-13, figs. 26-29 (adult); pl. 22, fig. 6 (♂ gen.); pl. 39, fig. 8 (♀ gen.); pl. L-10, figs. 5 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Acronicta falcula
Tom Murray
Acronicta falcula
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Acronicta falcula
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