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932207 – 9284   Anterastria teratophora (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854])
             Gray Marvel Moth

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Synonymy: Bryophila teratophora Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]
Erastria inscripta Walker, 1858
Taxonomic Notes: Anterastria teratophora (Herrich-Schäffer, [1854]) was transferred from the genus Agriopodes to the genus Erastria, now Anterastria, in Forbes (1954). This transfer was overlooked in Hodges et al. (1983) (Checklist), ZooKeys. 421: 115-137.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Schmidt, B.C., D.L. Wagner, B.V. Zacharczenko, R. Zahiri, G.G. Anweiler, 2014. Polyphyly of Lichen-cryptic Dagger Moths: synonymy of Agriopodes Hampson and description of a new basal acronictine genus, Chloronycta, gen. n. (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). In: Schmidt BC, Lafontaine JD (Eds) Contributions to the systematics of New World macro-moths V. . ZooKeys, 421: 115-137.
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  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Anterastria teratophora
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Anterastria teratophora
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Anterastria teratophora
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Anterastria teratophora
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Anterastria teratophora
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