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931970.1 – 9305.2   Neotuerta sabulosa (Felder, 1875)

© Charles W. Melton
Distribution: Arizona and south.
Type locality: San Francisco, CA - Todd (1966:12) views the type locality as a likely error.
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Synonymy: Agarista sabulosa Felder, 1874
Tuerta albidisca Draudt, 1919
Tuerta albiplaga Draudt, 1919
Tuerta insulica Hampson, 1909
Agarista noctuiformis Möschler, 1890
Taxonomic Notes: Neotuerta sabulosa (Felder, 1874) is now recognized within the North American fauna north of Mexico (Arizona).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Felder, C., R. Felder & A. F. Rogenhofer, 1875. Lepidoptera. Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil, 2: pl. 107, fig. 11.
  • Todd, E.L., 1966. Notes and descriptions of some American Agaristine moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 120(3560): 1-15.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Neotuerta sabulosa
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