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932243 – 9683   Bryolymnia ensina (Barnes, 1907)
Distribution Data for Bryolymnia ensina
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Distribution: Southeastern AZ and southwestern NM southward to the State of Durango, Lafontaine et al. (2010).
Type locality: Huachuca Mts., Cochise Co., AZ.
Field Marks:
Bryolymnia ensina typically has the dark forewing basal basal patch extending about half the distance to the inner margin, one or two dark streaks between the reniform spot and the st. line and lacks the hoary-gray shading in subterminal area of B. biformata.
Similar Species:
  • 9683.1 Bryolymnia biformata typically has dark basal area reaching the inner margin and a subterminal area with hoary-gray shading.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Oligia ensina Barnes, 1907
Calymniodes obliquirena Hampson, 1918
Taxonomic Notes: Bryolymnia ensina (Barnes, 1907), comb. n., was transferred from the genus Elaphria, in Lafontaine et al. (2010), Zookeys, 39: 198.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barnes, W., 1907. New species of North America Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 39: 12.
  • Lafontaine, J.D., J.B. Walsh, R.W. Holland, 2010. A revision of the genus Bryolymnia Hampson in North America with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Elaphriini). Zookeys, 39: 187-204.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Bryolymnia ensina
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Bryolymnia ensina
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