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930968.7 – 8723.1   Mimophisma ablunaris (Guenée, 1852)
Distribution Data for Mimophisma ablunaris
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Distribution: Suggested by Heppner as a species straying into, but not breeding in, Florida.
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Synonymy: Ophisma ablunaris Guenée, 1852
Ophisma hilaris Möschler, 1890
Remigia indistincta Walker, 1865
Geria restituta Walker, 1858
Taxonomic Notes: Mimophisma ablunaris (Guenée, 1852), n. comb. (Cock et al. 2023), was formerly in the genus Achaea. This species was reported from Florida by Dickel (1991). Also reported from Texas by Knudson and Bordelon (2004), "these records may be referrable to Mimophisma delunaris (E. Knudson, pers. comm.)" (Lafontaine & Schmidt 2010).
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  • Cock, M.J.W., R.N. Deo, M.C. Gibson, A.E. Deacon, S.M. Tran, M. Kelly and A. Wheeler, 2023. New records of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) from Tobago, West Indies, with two new combinations and one new synonym in Erebidae. Living World, Journal of the Trinidad and Tobago Field Naturalists Club, 2023: 99-125.
  • Dickel, T.S., 1991. New records of noctuid moths from Florida (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Tropical Lepidoptera, 2(1): 53-58.
  • Knudson E. & C. Bordelon, 2004. Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Texas. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Publ. 6, 1999. 2004 Edition.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
Mimophisma ablunaris
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