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930127 – 7951   Symmerista albifrons (Smith, 1797)
             White-headed Prominent

© Mark Dreiling - DNA
Distribution: Nova Scotia west to Michigan and south to Florida and Texas - Miller et al. (2021)
Type locality (albifrons): Georgia.
Type locality (albicosta): North America.
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Synonymy: Noctua albifrons Smith, 1797
Symmerista albicosta Hübner, 1809
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine, 2021. Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 209; pl. A-20, figs. 20-24; pl. 64, figs. 1, 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 76, fig. 7 (♂ sternum 8); pl. 91, fig. 1 (♀ gen.); pl. L-21, figs. 6, 7 (larva). - order
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