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932244 – 9683.1   Bryolymnia biformata Lafontaine & Walsh, 2010

Charles W. Melton
Distribution: Huachuca, Patagonia, and Santa Rita Mountains in southeastern Arizona, Lafontaine et al. (2010).
Holotype: Arizona, Santa Cruz Co., Santa Rita Mts., Madera Canyon.
Paratypes: Arizona. Cochise Co., Huachuca Mts., Cave Canyon.
Field Marks:
Bryolymnia biformata typically has dark basal area reaching the inner margin and a subterminal area with hoary-gray shading.
Similar Species:
  • 9683 Bryolymnia ensina typically has the dark forewing basal basal patch extending about half the distance to the inner margin, one or two dark streaks between the reniform spot and the st. line and lacks the hoary-gray shading in subterminal area of B. biformata.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Bryolymnia biformata Lafontaine & Walsh, 2010
Taxonomic Notes: Bryolymnia biformata Lafontaine & Walsh, 2010, n. sp., Zookeys, 39: 199.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Lafontaine, J.D., J.B. Walsh, R.W. Holland, 2010. A revision of the genus Bryolymnia Hampson in North America with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Elaphriini). Zookeys, 39: 187-204.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Bryolymnia biformata
Bob Beaton
Bryolymnia biformata
Charles W. Melton
Bryolymnia biformata
25mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Bryolymnia biformata
24mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Bryolymnia biformata
27mm - LG – Canadian Nat'l. Coll.
Bryolymnia biformata
25mm – Jim Vargo
Bryolymnia biformata
- 26mm – Tom Dimock

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