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Noctuidae
931925 – 10040   Sympistis orbicularis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912)

Leslie Goethals
Distribution: UT, ID, WA, OR, CA. (BOLD, PNW Moths, LepSoc.).
Type locality: Eureka, UT.
Description/
Field Marks:
Forewings typically with posterior half of both am. and pm. lines poorly defined or absent.
Similar Species:
  • Sympistis meadiana (Morrison, 1875) typically has forewings with both am. and pm. lines reaching the inner margin.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Oxycnemis orbicularis Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Taxonomic Notes: Sympistis orbicularis: Formerly placed in the genus Oxycnemis.
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough, 1912. Fifty new species; notes on the genus Alpheias. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 1(5): 18; pl. 2, fig. 2.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Pacific Northwest Moths
Sympistis orbicularis
Leslie Goethals
Sympistis orbicularis
Dwaine Wagoner
Sympistis orbicularis
29mm – Canadian National Collection
Sympistis orbicularis
31mm – Canadian National Collection
Sympistis orbicularis
30mm – Canadian National Collection
Sympistis orbicularis
LG – Jim Troubridge
Sympistis orbicularis
LG – Jim Troubridge

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