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931427.5 – 9215   Acronicta parallela (Grote, 1879)

Clay Nichols
Distribution: Primarily east of the Rockies and west of the Mississippi; ND and MN south to TX with roecords in MI and IL.
Type locality: Colorado.
Similar Species:
  • 9214 A. falcula, 9215 A. parallela and some populations of 9218 A. mansueta may not be separated by observable characteristics.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Apatela parallela Grote, 1879
Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta parallela (Grote, 1879), previously synonymized with 9214 Acronicta falcula in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010), ZooKeys, 40: 136, is elevated back to full species status, Zookeys, 149: 153.
  • 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. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys, 40: 1-239.
  • Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2011. Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. Zookeys, 149: 145-161.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 179; pl. A-13, figs. 20-25 (adult); pl. 22, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 39, fig. 4 (♀ gen.); pl. L-9, fig. 4 (larva) (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Acronicta parallela
Clay Nichols
Acronicta parallela
Clay Nichols
Acronicta parallela
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