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931434.2 – 9246   Acronicta clarescens (Guenée, 1852)
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© Mark Dreiling
Distribution: Type locality: New York; North America.
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Synonymy: Acronycta clarescens Guenée, 1852
Acronicta centriferruginea Strand, 1916
[unknown] prunata Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
Acronycta pruni Harris, 1869
Acronycta smithii Butler, 1893
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta clarescens (Guenée, 1852) iAcronicta clarescens (Guenée, 1852) in Forbes (1954), overlooked syn. in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), corrected by Rings et al. (1992).
  • 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, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 188; pl. A-15, figs. 17-23 (adult); pl. 23, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 40, fig. 2 (♀ gen.); pl. L-13, figs. 5, 6 (larva) (order).
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Acronicta clarescens
© Hugh McGuinness LG
Acronicta clarescens
© Ken Childs
Acronicta clarescens
© Ken Childs
Acronicta clarescens
© Hugh McGuinness
Acronicta clarescens
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Acronicta clarescens
40mm – © Jim Vargo
Acronicta clarescens
© Bob Barber LG

Acronicta clarescens
© George Smiley LG
on Prunus sapling 32mm

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