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Noctuidae
931238.008951.1Plusia magnimacula Handfield & Handfield, 2006 – Large-spotted Looper

Nolie Schneider
Description/
Field Marks:
"The species name magnimacula refers to the relatively large size of the silver spots on the forewing." - Handfield, & Handfield (2006)
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Synonymy: Plusia magnimacula Handfield & Handfield, 2006
Taxonomic Notes: Plusia magnimacula D. & L. Handfield, 2006, n. sp.: The Canadian Entomologist, 138: 853-859.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Handfield, L. & D. Handfield, 2006. A new species of Plusia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from North America. The Canadian Entomologist, 138(6): 853-859.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Plusia magnimacula
Nolie Schneider
Plusia magnimacula
Tom Murray
Plusia magnimacula
30mm - - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.

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