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931419.8 – 9255.1   Acronicta liturata (Smith, 1897)

© Charles W. Melton
Distribution: UT, CO, AZ, NM, western TX.
Type locality: Glenwood Springs, CO.
Similar Species:
  • 9254 Acronicta afflicta
  • 9255 Acronicta brumosa
  • 9255.2 Acronicta wiklei
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Acronycta liturata Smith, 1897
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta liturata (Smith, 1897) is raised from subspecies of 9255 Acronicta brumosa (Guenée, 1852) to full species status in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020), MONA Fascicle 25.4: 137.
  • 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. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 137; pl. A-7, figs. 13-16 (adult); pl. 18, fig. 3 (♂ gen.); pl. 36, fig. 6 (♀ gen.) (order).
  • Smith, J.B., 1897. A preliminary classification of the species of the genus Acronycta of temperate North America. Entomological News, 8: 151.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Acronicta liturata
DNA - © Charles W. Melton
Acronicta liturata
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