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Noctuidae
931290.009047Protodeltote muscosula (Guenée, 1852) – Large Mossy Lithacodia Moth

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Synonymy: Erastria muscosula Guenée, 1852
Taxonomic Notes: Protodeltote muscosula (Guenée, 1852) was formerly placed in the genus Lithacodia, Bull. Kitakyushu Mus. Nat. Hist., 5: 91-133. The genus Protodeltote was subsumed within Deltote as a subgenus by Fibiger et al. (2009) and re-instated by Schmidt et al. (2018), ZooKeys, 788: 247.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Schmidt, B.C., J.D. Lafontaine & J.T. Troubridge, 2018. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico IV. ZooKeys, 788: 241-252.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species page at Moths of North Dakota.
Protodeltote muscosula
© Audrey Hoff
Protodeltote muscosula
© Nolie Schneider
Protodeltote muscosula
© Roger Rittmaster
Protodeltote muscosula
© Ken Childs
Protodeltote muscosula
19mm – © Jim Vargo

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