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931733.1 – 9063.1   Tyta luctuosa ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

© Carl Barrentine
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Synonymy: Noctua luctuosa [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Phalaena astroites Geoffroy, 1785
Noctua italica Fabricius, 1781
Tarache speciosissima Bryk, 1940
Taxonomic Notes: Tyta luctuosa: A Eurasian species released in North America as a biological control agent for field bindweed Convulvus arvensis. Collection records from Utah in 2007 by Jim Vargo suggest it has become established.
Tyta luctuosa
© Greg Raterman
Tyta luctuosa
23mm – © Jim Vargo

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