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932225 – 9675   Elaphria fuscimacula (Grote, 1881)

Carol Wolf
Distribution: Complex range from FL and NC to TX, ZooKeys, 788: 248
Type locality: Tallahassee, Florida.
Similar Species:
  • In southern Texas, 9675.1 Elaphria hypophaea has forewing orbicular and reniform spots obscure and not filled with dark scales as in 9675 E. fusimacula, Jim Troubridge (pers. comm., 21/11/2018)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Hadena fuscimacula Grote, 1881
Taxonomic Notes: Elaphria fuscimacula (Grote, 1881) is a complex of three species, ZooKeys, 788: 248.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Schmidt, B.C., J.D. Lafontaine & J.T. Troubridge, 2018. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico IV. ZooKeys, 788: 241-252.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Elaphria fuscimacula
Robert Zimlich
Elaphria fuscimacula
Robert Zimlich
Elaphria fuscimacula
Pete Williams
Elaphria fuscimacula
LG – Jim Troubridge
Elaphria fuscimacula
22mm – Jim Vargo
Elaphria fuscimacula
McGuire Center LG

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