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Noctuidae
932281.009637Magusa orbifera – (Walker, 1857)
Distribution Data for Magusa orbifera
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Distribution: South Florida from about Miami down through the Keys and Caribbean Islands.
Type Locality: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Description/
Field Marks:
See photographs for multitude of forms.
Similar Species:
  • 9637.1 Magusa divaricata (Grote, 1874) is typically larger but there is overlap with runts as small as the smallest orbifera. Both species are polymorphic and can be separated only by examination of genitalia.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Lafontaine J.D., T.S. Dickel, M.R. Hone, 2009. Taxonomy and identification of Magusa species (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Xyleninae). Lepidoptera Novae, 2: 35-40.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 55.5f, 55.6f; p. 301. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Walker, F., 1857. Part XI.-Noctuidae. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 11: 761.
Magusa orbifera
34mm - f. - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Magusa orbifera
34mm - f. - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Magusa orbifera
LG – Jim Troubridge

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