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931477.3 – 9280.1   Acronicta dentinosa (Freyer, 1839)
Distribution Data for Acronicta dentinosa
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Distribution: Eurasia.
Type locality: Europe
Similar Species:
  • 9274 Acronicta lanceolaria
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Simyra dentinosa Freyer, [1838]
Cucullia leucaspis Fischer de Waldheim, 1840
Symira [sic] tendinosa Herrich-Schäffer, 1848
Simyra zeliha Kornosor & Lödl, 1991
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta dentinosa (Freyer, 1839) was introduced as a bio-control agent of Euphorbia esula in Elko Co., NV in 1994 (Kadrmas & Johnson 1994). Establishment of a breeding population is uncertain (Schmidt & Anweiler 2020).
  • Kadrmas T. & W.S. Johnson, 1994. Managing leafy spurge. University of Nevada Co-operative Extension Fact Sheet, 02-94
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 229; pl. A-18, figs. 21, 22 (adult) (order).
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