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Noctuidae
931462.009216Acronicta albarufa – Barrens Dagger – (Grote, 1874)

A. a. exempta Van Truan
Distribution: A. a. albarufa: SK, southern ON, Canada; CT south to SC and west to AR, Mo, IL.
A. a. exempta: CO, NM.
Type locality (albarufa): Missouri.
Type locality (exempta): Jemez Springs, NM.
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Taxonomic Notes: Acronicta albarufa (Grote, 1874) includes as a subspecies Acronicta exempta (Dyar, 1922) [9216] in Schmidt & Anweiler (2020), MONA Fascicle 25.4: 141.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - (A. a.exempta) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Grote, A.G., 1874. Descriptions and notes on the Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Boston Society of Natural History, 16: 239.
  • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 140; pl. A-8, figs. 43-48 (adult); pl. 18, fig. 5 (♂ gen.); pl. 37, fig. 1 (♀ gen.); pl. L-6, fig. 2 (larva) (order).
Acronicta albarufa
A. a. exempta Van Truan
Acronicta albarufa
(A. a. albarufa) – CBIF
Acronicta albarufa
(A. a. exempta) 30mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Acronicta albarufa
(A. a. albarufa) LG – Jim Troubridge
Acronicta albarufa
(A. a. exempta) 37mm - LG – Jim Vargo

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