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931444.6 – 9219   Acronicta connecta (Grote, 1873)
             Connected Dagger

David Reed
Distribution: Type locality: Misantla, Veracruz, Mexico.
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Synonymy: Acronycta connecta Grote, 1873
Acronicta albina McDunnough, 1940
Apatela rapidan Dyar, 1912
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta connecta (Grote, 1873) includes as a synonym, [9220] Acronicta rapidan (Dyar, 1912) in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020), MONA Fascicle 25.4: 215.
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  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 214; pl. A-15, figs. 1-9 (adult); pl. 26, fig. 3 (♂ gen.); pl. 42, fig. 4 (♀ gen.); pl. L-13, figs. 7, 8 (larva) (order).
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