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931484 – 9270   Acronicta othello (Smith, 1908)

James Bailey
Distribution: USA: southern CA.
  • Type locality: San Diego, CA.
  • Similar Species:
    • Acronicta perdita (Grote, 1874) lacks the smudgy appearance of othello and ranges further north with little to no overlap.
    • A dark sharply defined specimen, possibly a melanic form of othello, collected by Gary McDonald from San Benito Co., CA (see below), is narrowly separated from othello by DNA barcode and may represent an introgressive hybridization with perdita.
    • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
    Synonymy: Acronycta othello Smith, 1908
    • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
    • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAD5473
    • Schmidt, B.C. & G.G. Anweiler, 2020. Noctuidae (Part) Pantheinae, Raphiinae, Balsinae, Acronictinae. The Moths of North America, Fascicle 25.4: 236; pl. A-18, figs. 17-20 (adult); pl. 28, fig. 2 (♂ gen.); pl. 43, fig. 7 (♀ gen.) (order).
    • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
    Acronicta othello
    nr. othello? Gary McDonald - DNA
    Acronicta othello
    Mark Dreiling
    Acronicta othello
    Rich Schilk
    Acronicta othello
    Gary Anweiler
    Acronicta othello
    DNA - nr. othello? - LG – Gary McDonald
    Acronicta othello
    LG – Jim Troubridge

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