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931182 – 8901   Polychrysia esmeralda (Oberthür, 1880)

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Synonymy: Plusia esmeralda Oberthür, 1880
Plusia moneta of authors not Fabricius, 1787
Deva trabea Smith, 1895
Taxonomic Notes: Polychrysia esmeralda: Formerly listed as Polychrysia moneta, an Asian species from which P. esmeralda is now considered distinct.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine, J. D. & R. W. Poole, 1991. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p. 67; pl. 1.30-32. order or free PDF
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 49.30f; p. 278. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at E. H. Strickland Museum
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Polychrysia esmeralda
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Polychrysia esmeralda
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Polychrysia esmeralda
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